Privateers Sail Past Mount St. Mary

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 14, 2012) Maritime hadn't scored in double figures all season long before defeating Skyline opponent Mount St. Mary by the convincing score of 22-9 Saturday afternoon at Reinhart Field for an important conference victory late in the season. The Privateers improve to 3-11 (2-2 Skyline) with the victory, while the Blue Knights fall to 7-7 (1-3 Skyline).

Maritime was led by freshman Charles Kuhn (North Babylon, N.Y./St. John the Baptist), who led all players with seven points on four goals and three assists. The rookie more-than doubled his prior output of points from all season long, which was five (1G, 4A). He scored the first three goals for the Privateers and then had a hand in four of the next six, scoring one and assisting on three of them. All seven of his points came before 11:25 of the second quarter.

Two other players had four-point days for Maritime, as sophomores James D'Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.) and Brennen Siele (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) both recorded hat-tricks to go along with one assist. Junior Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville), sophomore Dylan Larmony (Old Bethpage, N.Y./Planview JFK) and freshman Robert Sterbens (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) all had two goals apiece, while six other Privateers recorded one goal each.

Junior midfielder Joe Villarreal (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) had a game-high nine groundballs after going 10 for 15 from the faceoff-X, while sophomore Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) had six GBs and won 10 of 13 faceoffs. Senior defender Steven Tonn (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) led Maritime with two caused turnovers.

In goal, junior Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) was stellar between the pipes for over 41 minutes, making 14 saves over the nearly three quarters of work. He was replaced by freshman Tyler Donovan (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge), who made four saves in over a quarter of action before giving way to sophomore Matt Baisley (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel), who preserved the victory.

For Mount St. Mary, junior Nick Findlay (Elmont, N.Y.) had a team-high six points on two goals and four assists. Sophomore goalie Shawn Cobstill (Oneonta, N.Y.) got the start and suffered the loss despite making five saves in about 23 minutes of action.

The Privateers return to action on Wednesday night, April 18, when they travel to New Jersey to take on Montclair St. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Red Hawks' Sprague Field.


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