Red Hawks Halt Privateers' Win Streak

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 13, 2011) Maritime lost at home to Skyline opponent Montclair State, 6-5, Wednesday night at Reinhart Field. The defeat ends the Privateers' five game winning streak and drops their record to 6-7 overall (4-1 Skyline), while the Red Hawks improve to 5-6 (2-1 Skyline).

Prior to the game, Maritime paid tribute to their seniors who were playing in their last home regular season game in a Privateer uniform. Those players were Brad Nieman (Amherst, N.Y./St. Joseph's), Ryan Korb (Islip, N.Y./Islip), Andrew Marklin (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East), Jesse deBoer (Ridge, N.Y./McGann Mercy), Seth Collins (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy), Keith Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville), Michael Hanratty (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial), TJ Beaudette (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) and Alexander Korb (Islip, N.Y./Islip).

Montclair scored the first goal of the game, when junior Tyler Meth found the back of the net off a pass by senior Robert Sinicola at 9:32 of the opening quarter. Maritime responded three and half minutes later when Ryan Korb scored from sophomore Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville).

The Privateers had to play catch-up like that for the first three quarters, as each time the Red Hawks scored Maritime answered back to tie it. Andrew Marklin scored the Privateers' second goal unassisted in the second quarter to make it 2-2. That was the score going into halftime as both teams' defenses were playing strong.

Marklin scored again in the third quarter, this time assisted by Jesse deBoer, to tie the score at 3-3. Again, Montclair took the lead, but Matt Messina scored again for the Privateers from Alex Korb on a man-up opportunity, also from deBoer. The third quarter ended with the score tied 4-4.

In the fourth quarter, the Red Hawks took their first two goal lead of the night when sophomore Jack Skeels and freshman Robbie Smith scored. Down by two, with less than two minutes to go, Messina scored his second goal of the game to pull the Privateers to within 6-5.

Maritime took a one-minute penalty with 1:06 to play and goalie Keith Messina caused a turnover behind the net with help from junior Steven Tonn (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) and the Privateers cleared the ball and called timeout with 34 seconds left. However, Maritime was unable to tie the game as time ran out.

Matt Messina had a game-high three points, while his brother, Keith recorded 14 saves on the night and a game-high three caused turnovers. TJ Beaudette and junior Thomas Mullady (Centerport, N.Y./St. Anthony's) each registered four groundballs to lead the Privateers.

Maritime returns to action on Saturday, April 16, when the squad travels to Long Island to take on Skyline-foe Farmingdale State. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Rams' Lacrosse Complex.


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