Privateers Celebrate Senior Day with Exciting Win vs. Purchase

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 12, 2014) On a day when senior Theresa D'Amore (Blooming Grove, N.Y./Washingtonville) suited up for the last time before her beloved fans at Reinhart Field, Maritime came through with an exhilarating 10-9 Skyline Conference victory over Purchase. The win moves the Privateers to 3-8 overall on the season, including a 1-5 mark in Skyline play, while the Panthers fall to 5-4 (2-4 Skyline).

The festivities began on Saturday with a special Senior Day ceremony, honoring D'Amore for her two-season career with the Privateers, over which she has started 24 games and recorded 32 groundballs, 15 caused turnovers and eight draw controls.

The good spirits carried over onto the field, as Maritime quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the first 10 minutes. Freshman Jane Quinn (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) got the party started with her 15th goal of the season about five minutes in, before junior captain Charlotte Acklin (Lewes, Del./West Broward (Fla.)) converted on two straight free-position attempts within a minute of each other.

Purchase finally got on the board when senior LeiAnna Frazier found the back of the net, but the Privateers responded with a pair of tallies from the stick of sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) to bring the score to 5-1 with 11:57 to go in the first. The Panthers burnt their first timeout of the half and came out of it pretty strongly, using four different goal-scorers to grab the next four goals and tie the game up at 5-5.

Third-year head coach Ann Denning called her first timeout of the game and this time Maritime answered by tallying three straight, as Quinn started it off, followed by hat trick goals by Lavelle and Acklin. Purchase's Rebecca Small ended the scoring in the opening half with a goal to bring the score back within two, 8-6, before the halftime horn sounded.

Sophomore goalie Meghin Paczkowski (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) recorded 11 first half saves, as she was solid all day in between the pipes today.

In the second half, Acklin scored her fourth goal of the game and freshman Jillian Raimo (Islip, N.Y./Islip) tallied her first of the day and third of the season just over a minute later. Raimo's goal stood as the game-winner, as the Privateers held Purchase to just three goals over the final 25 minutes.

Paczkowski ended the day with 16 saves, besting her counterpart on the other side of the field, Panthers' senior Jess Lindsay, who made nine saves in the losing effort.

The Privateers return to action on Monday night, April 14, when they travel to Kings Point, N.Y. for the Second Annual "Sound Shootout" against arch-rival Merchant Marine. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Mariners' Shield's Stadium.

2014-04-12



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