Privateers Suffer Heartbreaking Loss to MSV on Senior Night

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (April 23, 2014) - Maritime let a second-half lead slip away and lost a nail-biter to local Skyline rival Mount St. Vincent, 12-11, on Wednesday night at Reinhart Field. The loss ends the Privateers' season with a 5-11 overall record, including a 1-5 mark in Skyline action, while the Dolphins improve to 6-8 (1-5 Skyline).

Prior to the opening faceoff, the Maritime men's lacrosse program paid tribute to its seven seniors with a special Senior Night Ceremony. Seniors Chris Morsch (Bay Shore, N.Y./Islip), James Quinn (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park), Mike Hayden (Wallkill, N.Y./Wallkill), Anthony Ambrosio (Deer Park, N.Y./Deer Park), James D'Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.) and captains Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) and Dylan Larmony (Old Bethpage, N.Y./Plainview JFK) were all honored at mid-field with aside their family members.

The Privateers scored the first goal of the game when freshman Colin McCoy (Glen Allen, Va./Greenport (N.Y.)) found the back of the net. Mount St. Vincent responded with a pair of goals just over two minutes apart to take a 2-1 lead. Maritime scored the next five goals and seven of the next eight over the remainder of the first quarter and all of the second and took an 8-3 lead into the halftime break.

In the second half, CMSV got on the board first, but this time it was the Privateers to respond with two quick goals, as they expanded their lead to 10-4. The Dolphins fought back, however, and went on to score eight of the last nine goals of the game, including the game-winner at 2:17 of the fourth quarter. The Privateers had one final possession with under a minute to go and burnt a timeout to set something up, but two late shots wound up high and saved and time ran out.

For Maritime, Scalesi scored three goals, while Larmony and McCoy both ended the night with two tallies. Four other players found the back of the net for the Privateers: junior junior Neil Nembhard (Commack, N.Y./Commack), freshman Chris Stickney (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore), sophomore Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) and freshman Zachary Pace (Monroe Township, N.J./Monroe Township). Hayes picked up a game-high 16 ground balls and Larmony caused a team-best two turnovers. In goal, sophomore Mike Arnold (Plainedge, N.Y./Plainedge) made 14 saves.

The Dolphins were led by sophomore Germain Ngaba, who scored a game-high four goals. Freshman Charles Lloyd tallied a hat trick and brothers Pat and Mike McEnaney both scored two goals. Junior Frank Maddaloni picked up six ground balls. In net, senior Kyle Kalibat had a game-high 20 saves including one with nine seconds remaining to preserve the victory.


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