Maritime Comes Back to Defeat Kings Point

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 14, 2014) Maritime turned a 9-5 deficit into a 12-9 lead with seven unanswered goals over a 10-minute span in the second half to defeat Kings Point by the final of 12-10 on Monday night at the Mariners' Brooks Stadium. With the victory, the Privateers move to 4-8 overall, setting a new program record for victories in a season.

The first goal of the game didn't come until over 12 minutes had passed from the opening draw. KP's Alexandra Winfree found the back of the net off a feed by Katie Noonan. Maritime responded with a free position goal by sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville), but USMMA went on to score the next three goals, another by Winfree, one by Noonan and the other by Jordan Pappas.

Sophomores Savannah Hardwick (Pawling, N.Y./Pawling) and Hannah Mutum (Franklin Square, N.Y./Carey) answered with goals exactly 30 seconds apart to bring the score to 4-3. The teams traded the next two goals, as Kings Point got one from Shannen Dunn at 2:13 and Lavelle scored her second of the game with exactly five seconds to go in the half.

USMMA came out strong after the 10-minute halftime break, scoring four of the first five goals of the half to take a 9-5 lead with 16:52 to play. The Privateers' lone goal of the first 13+ minutes was from the stick of Mutum. Lavelle and freshman Jane Quinn (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) started the comeback, scoring four consecutive goals one after another. Quinn broke the pattern with her second in a row and third of the game at 5:51 that gave Maritime a 10-9 lead.

Mutum scored her third goal of the night; it was her first career hat trick. Quinn got the assist on the tally. Then Quinn picked up her fourth of the night to round out the scoring for the Privateers with 5:08 to go. The Maritime defense stepped up in the last 5+ minutes, holding KP to just a goal by Winfree, her fifth of the night.

Quinn also led all players in the game with eight groundballs. Lavelle had a game-high six draw controls. In goal, sophomore Meghin Paczkowski (Oceanside, N.Y./Oceanside) made eight saves to preserve the victory.

The Privateers close out the 2014 season on Wednesday night, April 16, with a road game against Old Westbury. As of right now, the game is scheduled to be played on Long Island, but is subject to change based on the field conditions at Old Westbury with the inclement weather for forecasted later tonight into tomorrow.


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