Privateers Slience the Screaming Eagles

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 26, 2014) Led by junior Charlotte Acklin (Lewes, Del./West Broward), sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) and a great goaltending performance by sophomore Meghin Paczkowski (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside), Maritime defeated visiting Saint Elizabeth, 13-5, Wednesday afternoon at Reinhart Field. The victory moves the Privateers to 2-4 on the season, while the Screaming Eagles fall to 0-2.

Acklin and Lavelle both had a game-high four goals apiece, while Lavelle also led all players with six groundballs, matched the game-best with four draw controls and added an assist. Paczkowski made 18 saves to earn the "W" between the pipes. Maritime had four other players find the back of the net: sophomores Savannah Hardwick (Pawling, N.Y./Pawling) and Caroline Reynolds (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) and freshmen Tina Kang (Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South) and Jillian Raimo (Islip, N.Y./Islip). Raimo's was the first of her career.

Saint Elizabeth got on the board first at 28:35 of the first half when senior Kelly O'Dell beat Paczkowski. However, the Privateers went on to score the next four goals unanswered as Kang started it off, followed by Acklin on a free-position shot, Lavelle and then Raimo (also on a FPS). The Screaming Eagles responded with a goal by senior Christina Rios to cut the lead to 4-2, but Lavelle and Hardwick (assisted by Lavelle) rounded out the scoring in the opening half to put Maritime ahead 6-2, heading into the break.

In the second, two goals by Acklin sandwiched a goal by Lavelle and both girls had a hat trick with 18:23 remaining in the game. Reynolds would score shortly after Acklin when she scooped the ball on goal from the ground towards the net and it trickled past CSE junior goalie Sarah Briant just over the goal line. The Screaming Eagles scored three of the final five goals of the game, but late tallies by Acklin and Lavelle proved to be more than enough as the Privateers sailed on to the 13-5 victory.

For Saint Elizabeth, O'Dell scored three times and Rios had team's other two tallies. O'Dell also caused a game-high four turnovers. In goal, Briant made three saves in the losing effort.

The Privateers are back in action this Saturday, March 29, when they travel to Long Island to take on Skyline Conference rival Farmingdale State. Opening draw is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Rams' Lacrosse Complex on campus.


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