Privateers Fall to FDU-Florham

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 6, 2013) Maritime lost its midweek non-conference match-up against FDU-Florham, 11-3, Wednesday at Reinhart Field. The Privateers fall to 1-4 on the season, while the Devils improve to 1-3.

Sophomore Nick Schnieder (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) scored the first goal for Maritime in the third quarter with FDU ahead by the score of 9-0. The tally was assisted by junior James D'Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.). Later in the third, senior Matt Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) found the back of the net off a pass by junior Ed Fargo (White Plains, N.Y./White Plains) that made the score 10-2.

The first goal of the fourth quarter was scored by sophomore Daniel Ahern (Kings Park, N.Y./St. Dominic), who rifled a shot from the top of the box past the Devils' sophomore goalie, Gerry Yotcoski. Junior Mike Johnson (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) added the assist on Ahern's tally, which was the last of the game for the Privateers.

Johnson also led the team (and matched the game-high) with five groundballs on the night, while sophomore Justin Fronckwicz (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) led all players with three caused turnovers. In goal, senior Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) made 13 saves.

Yotcoski earned the victory in net for FDU-Florham after making 16 saves. He got help from sophomore Frank Reda, who scored a game-high four goals. Senior Cody McHugh chipped in with three goals and one assist, while classmates Ryan Reuther and Joe Yobbi both recorded five groundballs, apiece.

The Privateers return to action on Saturday, when they will play host to Becker College. First faceoff will be at 4:00 p.m. at Reinhart Field.


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