Maritime Wins 3rd Straight, on Road at Mount Saint Mary

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (April 4, 2011) Maritime won its third straight decision and continued undefeated in conference play when the squad defeated Skyline foe Mount Saint Mary, 19-3, on the road at Kaplan Field. The Privateers improve their overall record to 4-6 (2-0 Skyline), while the Blue Knights drop to 2-9 (0-2 Skyline).

Senior Seth Collins (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) gave a stellar performance, as he recorded a game-high five points on five assists for Maritime. To complete his performance he grabbed two groundballs and caused one turnover. Sophomore Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) led the way for the Privateers, tallying four goals on four shots and picking up one groundball.

Senior Michael Hanratty (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) had a solid game, as he recovered six groundballs, scored a goal and gave an assist. Between the pipes, all three available goalkeepers saw action. Senior Keith Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) started and played the entire first half, allowing just two goals while making two saves. He gave way to sophomore Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) who played almost 23 minutes and made five saves, before freshman Matt Baisley (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel) came in for the last seven minutes and made two saves.

The Privateers took the lead early in the game as senior Ryan Korb (Islip, N.Y./Islip) netted the first of his two goals less than two minutes after the opening whistle. Mount Saint Mary was able to score an equalizer as freshman Matt O'Donnell received a ball from sophomore Logan Sollami and sent it into the net for his first of two goals on the night. After the tie, the Privateers notched eight straight goals to pull out to a 9-1 lead. The Blue Knights were unable to stop Maritime as the team had nine different goal scorers.

Mount Saint Mary was led by O'Donnell, who also picked up one groundball to go with his two goals. Solami gave two assists and freshman Carlos Almodobar netted the final goal and point for their team.

The Privateers return to Reinhart Field on Wednesday, April 6, as they play host to Skyline Conference opponent Richard Stockton College. The game is set to start at 7:00 p.m.


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