Maritime Stunned by Mount St. Vincent in Overtime

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 22, 2014) Maritime dropped a heartbreaking game in a loss to the Mount St. Vincent Dolphins on Saturday afternoon, 6-5 in overtime in the team's Skyline Conference opener.

Five different Privateers found the back of the net including sophomores Caroline Reynolds (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego), Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville), and Savannah Hardwick (Pawling, N.Y./Pawling). While freshman Jane Quinn (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) and Tina Kang (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South) also picked up goals in the defeat. Lavelle and senior Charlotte Acklin (Lewes, Del./West Broward) picked up the two assists for Maritime.

Mount St. Vincent opened up the scoring just under three minutes into the game, but Maritime answered back with two straight goals to take its first lead of the game. The first Privateer tally was from Kang on an unassisted strike, while Lavelle found Hardwick in the middle of the field to put Maritime ahead.

The Dolphins tied the game at two, but Maritime regained its lead on a marker from Reynolds with 11:52 left in the half. Mount St. Vincent tied the contest once again, but Quinn put Maritime ahead 4-3 heading into the halftime break with less than a minute to go in the period.

In the second half, Lavelle gave the Privateers a two-goal advantage with 19:19 left in the period on her lone goal of the game.

With time working in Maritime's favor, the referees called a penalty against the Privateers to give Mount St. Vincent a free-position shot that was capitalized on by the Dolphins to pull within one. Mount St. Vincent scored once more with 63 seconds left in regulation as the Dolphins beat Maritime goalkeeper Meghan Paczkowski to send the game to overtime.

In the extra session, Mount St. Vincent scored to take a 6-5 advantage with 3:03 left in the first overtime period. Three seconds later, both team switched sides and Lavelle was awarded a free-position attempt but Dolphin netminder Kacie McCormack stopped the shot to keep her side ahead.

The final minutes ticked off the clock as Mount St. Vincent escaped with the 6-5 overtime victory.

In regards to final statistics, the Dolphins led in terms of shots by a 34-16 advantage. Ground balls were also led by Mount St. Vincent by a 37-28 margin. The guests led draw controls as well by a slim 8-6 lead. Quinn led the team with a game-high nine ground balls while also causing nine turnovers, Lavelle was second on the team with seven ground balls and also forced four giveaways.

Taking the loss was Paczkowski to fall to 1-4 despite making a career-high 19 saves. Kacie McCormack picked up the win while making 11 saves through 66 minutes of work.

Maritime (1-4, 0-1 Skyline) will host Saint Elizabeth on Wednesday evening in its next game on Reinhart Field at 5:00 p.m. Mount St. Vincent (2-2, 1-0 Skyline) will also play a non-conference game in its next in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Wednesday evening at 5:00 p.m. against the King's (Pa.) Monarchs.

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Throggs Neck, N.Y. Freshman Ardianna Mehmetaj (North Salem, N.Y.) scored with 1:22 left in regulation to tie the score and Kelly Fraser (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored her third goal of the day three minutes into overtime to send Mount Saint Vincent to a 6-5 win at Maritime on Saturday in its Skyline Conference opener.

Fraser got the scoring started on Saturday just under three minutes into the game with an unassisted marker at the 27:09 mark for an early 1-0 lead.

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