Privateers Hold off Mount St. Mary

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 9, 2014) Maritime returned to the win column with a dramatic 11-10 home victory over Skyline Conference opponent Mount St. Mary Wednesday night at Reinhart Field. With the win, the Privateers improve to 5-9 overall on the season (1-3 Skyline), while the Knights fall to 3-7 (1-3 Skyline).

Senior Dylan Larmony (Old Bethpage, N.Y./Plainview JFK) led all players in the game with six points, as he scored a career-high four goals and added two assists. He was named the Privateers' offensive player of the game. Freshman Colin McCoy (Glen Allen, Va./Greenport) and senior Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) both recorded two goals and an assist, while freshman Zachary Pace (Monroe Township, N.J./Monroe Township) had one goal and one assist. Pace earned the teams' Helmet Award for his effort. Senior James D'Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.) and sophomore Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) also found the back of the net for the Privateers.

Mount St. Mary opened the scoring with a man-up goal just 1:10 into the game after the Privateers were flagged early for a trip. The Knights doubled their lead less than five minutes later and the score remained 2-0 for most of the remainder of the first quarter until McCoy found the twine off a pass by Larmony.

In the second quarter, the Privateers scored three more times to open up a 4-2 lead. Hayes bounced a ball past the Mount goalie from the right side to start off the scoring and then Larmony picked up his first of the game less than two minutes later. McCoy tallied his second, assisted by Larmony once again. David Hobbs broke the momentum a bit with an unassisted tally at 7:25, but Maritime responded under a minute later when Larmony notched his second, assisted by McCoy. Scalesi got on the score sheet with his 11th goal of the season to put the Privateers ahead 6-3. The Knights finished the first half strong, scoring the next two goals to pull within one goal, 6-5, going into the break.

The Privateer defense was strong in the third quarter, keeping MSMC off the scoreboard and allowing the offense to expand the lead a bit. D'Amico tallied his sixth goal of the season at 12:33, followed by Scalesi's second of the game at 5:53, assisted by freshman Corey Cristallo (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park)and finally Larmony picked up his hat trick goal with just 48 seconds to go in the quarter.

Pace started the fourth quarter with his team-leading 19th goal of the season, assisted by Scalesi, and Maritime led by the score of 10-5. The Mount picked up momentum late and scored five of the last six goals, but it was Larmony's fourth tally at 6:50 that would stand as the game-winner, as the Privateers held off the last efforts by the Knights after they scored their 10th goal at 4:53.

In goal, sophomore Mike Arnold (Plainedge, N.Y./Plainedge) made 10 saves and earned Maritime's defensive player of the game ball. Hayes was 19 for 23 in faceoffs and led all players with 16 goundballs. Junior Robert Lalena (Bellmore, N.Y./Holy Trinity), sophomore Jonathan Strezenec (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) and freshman Kieran Kindle (League City, Texas/Clear Falls) all finished the game with a team-high two caused turnovers. Strezenec had six groundballs.

For the Knights, Jake Robison tallied four goals and two assists, while Henry Schof scored the first two goals of the game. Four other players scored for the Mount. Ray Bednarczyk and Matt Buonocore both picked up a team-high five groundballs and Mike Hargraves had three caused turnovers. Goalie Connor Haran suffered the loss despite making 12 saves.

The Privateers return to action a week from tonight, when they travel to face nationally-ranked Montclair State in New Jersey. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Red Hawks Sprague Field.

2014-04-10



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