Maritime Doubled up in Season Opener by Rutgers-Camden

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 8, 2014) Maritime lost its 2014 season opener on Saturday afternoon to Rutgers-Camden, 20-10, at Reinhart Field. With the loss, the Privateers begin the year 0-1, while the Scarlet Raptors improve to 1-1.

Sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) led the way for Maritime with three goals, while a trio of freshmen all recorded two goals each: Hannah Pell (Southampton, N.Y./Westhampton Beach), Jane Quinn (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) and Savannah Hardwick (Pawling, N.Y./Pawling). Quinn also led the squad with eight groundballs, eight draw controls and eight caused turnovers. Lavelle picked up seven GBs and caused four turnovers. In net, sophomore Meghin Paczkowski (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) made 11 saves in the full 60 minutes.

Rutgers-Camden came out strong after the opening draw, scoring four of the first five goals of the game. Pell found the back of the net at 27:55 to cut the Scarlet Raptors' lead down to 2-1 at the time. The Privateers struck back-to-back at 22:54 and 21:35, when Quinn and Hardwick combined to bring Maritime to within just one, 4-3.

RC scored the next eight straight goals, however, to build up a 12-3 lead. Hardwick netted her second goal of the game with 3:12 remaining in the first half, but Camden responded with a hat trick goal by sophomore Holly Cusick before the half ended and Rutgers went into the break up 13-4.

Maritime came out strong to start the second half, scoring four of the first six goals. Lavelle scored her first and second of the afternoon, followed by Pell and junior Charlotte Acklin (Lewes, Del./West Broward). After five straight by the Scarlet Raptors, Quinn scored her second goal of the game and Lavelle got her hat trick goal with two seconds remaining to end the scoring on the day.

Cusick and sophomore Krystal Valianti both tallied four goals each, while two players recorded three goals apiece senior Jackie Jones and junior Dorothy Westlake. Sophomore goalie Michelle Boyd also made 11 saves in the game to match Paczkowski.

The Privateers return to action on Wednesday night, when they will travel to Galloway, N.J., to take on Richard Stockton College. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Ospreys' Multipurpose Athletic Field.


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