Maritime Drops Non-Conference Tilt with Wesleyan

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 21, 2012) Maritime lost to visiting Wesleyan, 12-3, in non-conference action Wednesday night at Reinhart Field. The defeat drops the Privateers to 1-7 on the season, while the Cardinals, who are receiving votes in the national DIII rankings, improve to 3-1.

Senior John Driscoll (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) was Maritime's leading scorer with three points on a goal and two assists. Junior Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) and sophomore Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) tallied the two other goals for the Privateers. On defense, senior Steven Tonn (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) led the way with four groundballs, while junior Joe Villarreal (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) recorded three and was 6 for 8 on faceoffs.

In goal, junior Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) got the start and made 10 saves through nearly 56 minutes before being replaced by freshman Tyler Donovan (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge) for the final 4 minutes, who stopped one shot.

Wesleyan scored first at 9:07 of the first when Teddy Citrin (New Canaan, Conn.) found the back of the net off a pass by Graham Macnab (Winter Park, Fla.). The score remained that way for quite some time. Citrin scored the next over 15 minutes later at 7:17 of the second quarter to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead that quickly became 3-0 just over a minute later when John Froats (Yorktown, N.Y.) scored a man-up goal at 6:09. Maritime got on the board next, when Scalesi scored off a pass by Driscoll. Wesleyan added two more by Max Landow (Brookville, N.Y.) before the end of the half and took a 5-1 lead into the locker.

Citrin added two more to start the third quarter before a man-up goal by Messina that was also assisted by Driscoll that made the score 7-2 in favor of the visitors. The teams then took turns scoring, as Froats scored again and then Driscoll stole a pass by the Wesleyan goalie, made a deke around him and fired a shot into the twine to make the score 8-3. The Cardinals scored the final four goals to wrap up the scoring.

For Wesleyan, Citrin, Landow and Froats each recorded four points Citrin with four goals and Landow and Froats with two goals and two assists apiece. In net, Grant Covington (Gloucester, Mass.) got the win after playing nearly 40 minutes and making seven saves. Three other goalies got in to play for the Cardinals.

Maritime returns to action on Saturday, when they travel up to RPI in Troy, N.Y., to take on SUNY Potsdam in a neutral-site matchup. It will be the Privateers last tune-up before Skyline Conference gets underway next week. Game time against the Bears is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at RPI's Renwyck Field.

2012-03-22



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