Privateers Erase Five-Goal Deficit, Upend Maine Maritime in OT

CASTINE, Maine -- Paul Grubb's goal two minutes into overtime lifted SUNY Maritime to a 10-9 win over Maine Maritime in the final game of the Maritime Cup Sunday at Ritchie Field in a non-conference game. The Privateers improved to 2-5, while the Mariners dropped to 0-3.

Nicholas Betti and Brady Harrison led the Maine Maritime offense with three goals each and Bronson Guimond, Justin Lovely and Peter Moore each netted a shot. Nick Snelling recorded a game-high four assists for the Mariners and Gavin Cote stopped four shots in goal.

Grubb finished with three goals to lead the SUNY offense and Colin McCoy netted a pair. Corey Cristallo, Matt Hayes, Zachary Pace, Jordan Rose and Andrew Scalesi each netted a goal. Kieran Clark stopped 12 shots in goal.

Maine Maritime opened the game with an early 3-0 lead after consecutive scores from Harrison, Moore and Betti. Grubb's man-up goal with 51 seconds left in the first made it 3-1.

Harrison scored twice and Betti once, in the opening seven minutes of the second quarter, to put the Mariners ahead 6-1 with 6:48 left before halftime. The Privateers answered with three unanswered scores -- from Hayes, Grubb and Scalesi -- to make it 6-4 with 3:43 left. Betti's man-up goal at 2:04 made it 7-4 at halftime.

SUNY exploded for five unanswered scores in the third quarter to take a 9-7 lead. Pace found McCoy at 9:21, Dylan Larmony and Pace connected at 8:16 and Chris Stickney found Corey Cristallo to even the game the game at 7-7 with 7:11 left in the third. Rose gave SUNY an 8-7 lead and McCoy gave them a 9-7 lead with six seconds left in the quarter.

A.J. Larrabee found Lovely midway through the fourth to put the Mariners within one, 9-8, before Snelling hit Guimond for the equalizer with 3:51 left in the fourth.

The Privateers won 13 of 22 face-offs, while the Mariners fired more shots 46-32 and scooped more ground balls 41-40. Maine Maritime was 14 of 20 on clears and SUNY was 12 of 24. The Privateers scored on 3 of 6 man-up chances and Maine Maritime capitalized on 1 of 7 extra-man chances.

Maine Maritime returns to action Saturday, 12:00 p.m., hosting Johnson State in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.

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CASTINE, MAINE (March 16, 2014) Maritime came all the way back from a five-goal deficit to defeat the Maine Maritime Mariners by the score of 10-9 in overtime in the final game of the 2014 Maritime Cup.

Even though Mass. Maritime already won the Maritime Cup with a pair of wins on Friday and Saturday. The Privateers did have four players selected to the All-Tournament team including senior Paul Grubb (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun), along with sophomores Jonathan Strezenec (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun), Peter Rooney (Long Beach, N.Y./Chaminade) and Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin), who was selected as the top face-off taker of the weekend tournament.

Grubb picked up the game-winning tally with 2:38 gone by in the extra session to give the Privateers their second win of the season, Grubb finished the game with a total of three goals. The other multi-goal scorer for the Privateers was freshman Colin McCoy (Glen Allen, Va./Greenport), who collected two goals on as many shots.

Maine Maritime began the game with three straight goals through the first 15 minutes of the game. In the final minute of the opening period, Grubb picked up an extra-man goal off a pass from senior James D'Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.) to pull Maritime within two.

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