Maritime Ends Season with Heartbreaking Loss to MSM

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 16, 2011) Maritime rallied from being down three goals late in the second half, but were unable to find the equalizer, as visiting Mount Saint Mary escaped Reinhart Field with an 8-7 victory on Saturday. The loss ends the Privateers' season with an overall record of 2-10 (1-7 Skyline), while the Blue Knights improve to 3-9 (2-5 Skyline).

Prior to the game, the team honored its three seniors, Jill Davenport (Miller Place, N.Y./Miller Place), Christina George (Southold, N.Y./Southold) and Natalie Warren (Peachtree City, Ga.), with a special ceremony.

Mount got on the board first exactly one minute into the game, when sophomore Sharon Cranwell scored on a free position goal. The Privateers struck back just 34 seconds later to tie it as junior Kristen Saporito (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) found the back of the net on a free position shot. Maritime would score again to take a 2-1 lead at 25:48, when Davenport tallied her first of the game, but the Blue Knights controlled most of the play for the rest of the half and scored three goals to take a 4-2 lead into halftime.

The second half started with the Privateers scoring under a minute in on free position goal by sophomore Kristen Wilson (Baldwin, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial), her second of the season, that made it 4-3. Mount scored two straight to go up 6-3, before Saporito and Davenport scored the next two goals to bring the deficit back within one. Again, the Blue Knights scored two goals, these just 16 seconds apart, to take an 8-5 lead. Maritime applied the pressure late, as Saporito and Davenport scored their third goals of the game just over a minute apart to make it 8-7. However, Mount Saint Mary was able to hang on for the victory.

Sophomore goalie Courtney Marietta (Grantville, Pa./Lower Dauphin) made nine saves in the losing effort, while picking up a game-high four groundballs. George, Wilson, junior Catherine Brady (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) and sophomore Victoria DeLouise (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) each had three ground balls, while freshman Tiffany Ross (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) matched the game-high with three caused turnovers. Brady had three draw controls.

The Blue Knights were led by Cranwell, who scored three goals, while sophomore Kaileen Spadaro registered two and three other players had one tally. Freshman goalie Mary Greenlese made five saves to preserve the victory. Junior Ellen Cashin and freshman Erica Massmann each had three groundballs and Massmann had three caused turnovers. Cranwell led the team with three draw controls.


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