Mass. College Lax: Mass. Maritime Captures 2nd Annual Maritime Cup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy junior Reed McLean scored the game-winning goal – a man-up strike – with 1:08 remaining in the second overtime that lifted the Buccaneers to a 10-9 win over SUNY-Maritime in the Second Annual Maritime Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Sports Information Department, here is this afternoon’s release from the championship match:

THROGGS NECK, N.Y. —  Junior Reed McLean’s (Wilbraham, Mass.) man-up goal with 1:08 remaining in the second overtime lifted Massachusetts Maritime to a 10-9 college men’s lacrosse victory over SUNY-Maritime in the championship match of the Second Annual Maritime Cup played Sunday afternoon at Reinhart Field.

McLean’s golden goal came on a feed from senior Dylan Freudenberg (Islip, N.Y.) that gave the visiting Buccaneers their second straight Maritime Cup title and the best start (4-0) in program history.  In a contest that saw eight lead changes and six ties, Massachusetts Maritime came back from a two-goal third quarter deficit to take a 9-8 lead on sophomore Ryan McNeill’s (Burlington, Mass.) marker with 1:41 remaining in regulation, but the host Privateers (2-3) evened matters just 36 seconds later on a tally by sophomore Joe Fusco (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.).  McLean was stopped on a pair of point blank chances in the final five seconds of the fourth quarter, and both teams had two solid scoring changes each in the extra sessions that were denied prior to the game-winner.

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 2-1 cushion after the opening 15 minutes of play on goals by McNeill and McLean, but SUNY-Maritime overcame a 3-2 deficit with three unanswered scores, including two off the stick of senior Paul Grubb (Merrick, N.Y.) in the final 3:01 of the half, to take a 5-3 edge at the break.  Grubb completed his hat trick midway through the third stanza to give the Privateers a 6-4 advantage, but tallies by McLean and Freudenberg (man-up) in a 2:12 span evened matters once again at 6-6.  Freshman Nick Pellegrino’s (Melville, N.Y.) man-up goal gave the hosts the lead back at 8-7 with 10:55 remaining, but junior Anthony Kurylak’s (Exeter, N.H.) 12th tally of the season with 5:33 to play squared the match for Massachusetts Maritime, setting up the frantic finish to regulation and McLean’s heroics in the second overtime period that enabled the Buccaneers to defend their Maritime Cup title less than 24 hours after claiming their fourth straight Admiral’s Cup victory over rival Maine Maritime in a 16-8 opening round triumph.

McLean, McNeill and Kurylak netted hat tricks and a single assist to finish with four points each in the win for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received a marker and two helpers from Freudenberg as well as single assists off the sticks of sophomores Steven Anderson (Crownsville, Md.), Kevin Collins (Hampden, Mass.) and Alec Plotnikiewicz (South Hadley, Mass.).  Grubb added a pair of assists to his hat trick to finish with five points in the setback for SUNY-Maritime, which also received a hat trick and helper from Pellegrino on the afternoon.  Freshman Julius Diaz (Freeport, N.Y.) tallied as well for the Privateers, who received a single assist off the stick of senior Robert Lalena (Bellmore, N.Y.).

Sophomore Jacob Brennan (North Reading, Mass.) came off the bench to record his first career victory in goal for Massachusetts Maritime with 11 saves in 31-plus minutes of play, as junior James Klose (Ellicott City, Md.) made 13 stops in 35-plus minutes of action for the visitors.  Freshman Brendan McNally (Long Beach, N.Y.) made 12 saves in the setback for SUNY-Maritime, as the Privateers outshot the Buccaneers by a 60-40 margin (33-22 on goal) for the contest.  The win was Massachusetts Maritime’s third in the last four meetings with SUNY-Maritime dating back to 2012.

Massachusetts Maritime hosts Plymouth State in a non-league outing on Tuesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m., while SUNY-Maritime heads to Utica, N.Y. on Friday evening to take on SUNY-Polytechnic in a non-league match that also begins at 7:00 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: Teague Leads Wheaton Past MMA In Double-OT

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the Buccaneers’ men’s lacrosse contest against Wheaton College:

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. —  Sophomore Brian Teague’s (Cross River, N.Y.) goal 43 seconds into the second overtime lifted Wheaton to an 8-7 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Massachusetts Maritime Wednesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.

Teague’s golden goal capped a second half comeback for the visiting Lyons (4-8, 1-3 NEWMAC), who trailed 5-2 at the break but roared back to take a 6-5 lead heading into the final frame with four unanswered third quarter tallies, the last on freshman Will Morrison’s (Osterville, Mass.) marker with six seconds to play in the stanza.  The host Buccaneers (7-6, 1-3 NEWMAC) evened matters with 9:44 remaining in regulation on sophomore Sean Staples’s (Norwell, Mass.) goal and took a 7-6 advantage just 1:27 later on fellow sophomore Anthony Kurylak’s (Exeter, N.H.) man-up marker, but Morrison knotted the score for Wheaton with 5:18 remaining in regulation to force the extra sessions.  After a scoreless first overtime period, freshman Kyle Neale (Brooklyn, N.Y.) won his 10th face-off of the night for the Lyons, setting up Teague’s heroics on the game-winner.

Morrison netted four goals in the triumph for Wheaton, which also received a pair of tallies from freshman Devin Higgins (Nantucket, Mass.) and a single marker from sophomore Kyle Rumberger (Hyannis, Mass.).  Freshman Ryan Gjerset (Austin, Tex.) collected a pair of assists for the Lyons, who also received single helpers off the sticks of senior Colby Shields (Yarmouth, Maine) and junior Matthew Hillman (Brookline, Mass.).  Freshmen Sam Jarvis (Laurel Springs, N.J.) and Ryan McNeill (Burlington, Mass.) each netted two goals in the setback for Massachusetts Maritime, which built a 3-1 first quarter lead and extended that margin to 5-1 just 2:50 into the second stanza. Junior Dylan Freudenberg (Islip, N.Y.) added a marker and two assists for the Buccaneers, as Jarvis also added a helper to finish with three points for the hosts, who received additional assists off the sticks of sophomores Cody Cafarelli (Burlington, Mass.) and Reed McLean (Wilbraham, Mass.) as well as freshman Andrew Lawrence (Reading, Mass.).

Senior Harrison Bramhall (Barrington, R.I.) picked up the win in goal for Wheaton with an eight-save effort, while freshman Keison Cunningham (Weymouth, Mass.) suffered the setback with 10 stops over the final 34:43 of action for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received six first half saves from senior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.). The Lyons outshot the Buccaneers by a 40-25 margin and held a 12-8 advantage in the faceoff circle for the match.

Massachusetts Maritime heads to Worcester, Mass. on Saturday afternoon to take on Clark in a New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference match beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Wheaton hosts MIT in a NEWMAC outing on Saturday afternoon in Norton, Mass. that also begins at 1:00 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: McNeill Nets A Hat Trick, MMA Tops Emerson, 11-3

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the men’s lacrosse game this afternoon against Emerson College:

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. —  Freshman Ryan McNeill (Burlington, Mass.) netted a hat trick and a pair of assists for five points to lead Massachusetts Maritime to an 11-3 New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse victory over Emerson Sunday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.

The host Buccaneers (7-3, 1-1 NEWMAC) scored the first six goals of the contest, including a pair each off the sticks of junior Dylan Freudenberg (Islip, N.Y.) and freshman Joseph Landy (Chatham, N.J.), in building a 7-1 advantage at the break, and after the visiting Lions (1-7, 0-1 NEWMAC) closed back to within four on a pair of third quarter tallies, McNeill iced Massachusetts Maritime’s triumph by collecting his hat trick in the final frame that enabled the hosts to reach the seven-win plateau for the second time in the last three seasons.

Sophomore Anthony Kurylak (Exeter, N.H.) added a pair of man-up markers in the victory over the Buccaneers, as Freudenberg notched two assists to finish with four points on the day for the winners.  Landy and fellow freshman Kevin Collins (Hampden, Mass.) each netted three points for Massachusetts Maritime, which received a goal from freshman Patrick Kearney (Scituate, Mass.) and three assists from sophomore Sean Staples (Norwell, Mass.). Freshmen Steven Anderson (Crownsville, Md.) and Andrew Lawrence (Reading, Mass.) also chipped in with single helpers for the hosts.

Sophomore Nicholas Kitsos (Summit, N.J.) and freshmen Calvin Bussiere (Colchester, Conn.) and Greg Auerbach netted goals in the setback for Emerson, as freshman Keison Cunningham (Weymouth, Mass.) earned his first collegiate victory in net for Massachusetts Maritime with five saves over a 33-minute span in relief of senior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.), who made a pair of stops in the first 24-plus minutes. Senior Zoe Fisk (Portland, Maine) made 12 saves in the setback for the Lions, as the Buccaneers outshot Emerson by a 40-22 margin while winning 14 of 17 faceoffs for the contest.

Massachusetts Maritime hosts UMass Dartmouth in a non-league outing on Wednesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m., while Emerson heads to Babson Park, Mass. next Saturday afternoon to take on Babson in a New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference match that begins at 1:00 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: Mass. Maritime Fends Off Late Regis Rally

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the men’s lacrosse contest against Regis College:

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. —  Sophomore Reed McLean (Wilbraham, Mass.) and freshman Sam Jarvis (Laurel Springs, N.J.) each netted a pair of goals to lead Massachusetts Maritime to a 7-5 non-league college men’s lacrosse victory over Regis Tuesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium.

Jarvis collected both of his tallies in the opening 20 minutes of action to help stake the host Buccaneers (6-3) to an early 3-0 advantage that increased to 4-1 at the break, and after McLean’s man-up marker with 2:45 remaining in the third quarter extended that margin to four, the visiting Pride (6-4) used a pair of goals from sophomore Nicky Rodrigo (Miami, Fla.) and junior Peter Leighton (Wilmington, Mass.), the latter which came on a man-up situation, to close back to within two at 5-3 early in the fourth frame.  McLean and freshman Patrick Kearney (Scituate, Mass.) countered with a pair of tallies in a 1:01 span that restored Massachusetts Maritime’s four goal edge at 7-3 with 8:19 remaining, and a pair of man-up markers from Leighton and senior Chris Campbell (South Hadley, Mass.) in the final 5:57 of action enabled Regis to climb back to within two but get no closer.

Kearney finished with a goal and an assist in the triumph for the Buccaneers, who have now surpassed their entire win total of last season in the first nine contests of the spring. Sophomore Anthony Kurylak (Exeter, N.H.) and freshman Kevin Collins (Hampden, Mass.) also tallied on the night for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received a pair of assists from sophomore Sean Staples (Norwell, Mass.) and a single helper off the stick of freshman Ryan McNeill (Burlington, Mass.). Rodrigo picked up an assist to finish with two points in the setback for Regis, which also received a goal from senior Matt Vogan (Billerica, Mass.).

Senior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.) picked up the win in goal with four first half saves for the Buccaneers, who received six second half stops from freshman Keison Cunningham (Weymouth, Mass.). Senior Breandan Crane (Billerica, Mass.) made 19 saves in the setback for the Pride, as Massachusetts Maritime outshot Regis by a 43-25 margin (26-15 on goal) and forced 22 turnovers by the visitors for the match.

Massachusetts Maritime hosts Emerson in a New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference outing on Sunday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium beginning at 4:30 p.m., while Regis heads to Nashua, N.H. on Thursday afternoon to take on Daniel Webster in a New England Collegiate Conference match that begins at 4:00 p.m.

Mass. College Lax: Mass. Maritime Beats SUNY-Maritime, Wins Maritime Cup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the Buccaneers beating SUNY-Maritime and claiming the Maritime Cup Title:

CASTINE, Maine —  Junior Dylan Freudenberg (Islip, N.Y.) netted a career-high five goals and added a pair of assists for seven points as Massachusetts Maritime captured the championship of the inaugural Maritime Cup with a 15-11 non-league college men’s lacrosse victory over SUNY-Maritime Saturday afternoon at Maine Maritime’s Ritchie Field.

The Buccaneers, who are off to the first 3-0 start in school history, took control of the contest by scoring the final five goals of the opening half to snap a 5-5 tie and take a 10-5 advantage into the break, as Freudenberg keyed that rally with a pair of markers. Massachusetts Maritime capped a run of eight unanswered tallies by netting the first three scores after intermission, including a man-up goal off the stick of junior Drew Prowse (Wakefield, Mass.), in taking a 13-5 lead with 6:22 remaining in the third stanza, but the Privateers (1-5) scored the next two goals to close back to within six at 13-7.  Sophomore Anthony Kurylak’s (Exeter, N.H.) man-up marker with 10:32 to play gave the Buccaneers a seven-goal edge, but SUNY-Maritime rallied back with three unanswered goals, including senior James D’Amico’s (Floral Park, N.Y.), to creep back to within four at 14-10 with 3:47 remaining.  Sophomore Reed McLean (Wilbraham, Mass.) iced Massachusetts Maritime’s triumph with his second score of the day just 20 seconds later, as the Buccaneers topped the Privateers for the second time in three seasons.

Freudenberg finished with 13 points in the Maritime Cup to pace Massachusetts Maritime, as he collected eight goals and five assists that included a hat trick and three helpers in Friday’s 13-5 opening round win over host Maine Maritime.  Prowse joined Freudenberg with seven points in Saturday’s victory, as he collected his second straight hat trick and chipped in with four assists for the Buccaneers, who also received a marker and three helpers from sophomore Sean Staples (Norwell, Mass.).  McLean finished with three points on the day for the winners, who also received a pair of tallies from Kurylak, a marker and helper from freshman Ryan McNeill (Burlington, Mass.) as well as a goal from freshman Sam Jarvis (Laurel Springs, N.J.).

Senior Paul Grubb (Merrick, N.Y.) collected four goals in the setback for SUNY-Maritime, which also received a pair of goals each from D’Amico and freshman Zachary Pace (Monroe Township, N.J.).  Senior Dylan Larmony (Old Berthpage, N.Y.) chipped in with a marker and helper for the Privateers, who also received a tally from senior James Quinn (Deer Park, N.Y.) and single assists off the sticks of senior Andrew Scalesi (New Fairfield, Conn.) and sophomore Peter Rooney (Long Beach, N.Y.).

Senior Paul Painten (Walpole, Mass.) picked up his third win of the young season in goal for Massachusetts Maritime with a four-save effort in the opening half, while freshman Keison Cunningham (Weymouth, Mass.) also made four stops over the final 30 minutes of play for the victors.  Freshman Kieran Clark (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) made 10 saves and added an assist on offense over the first 57-plus minutes of play in the setback for SUNY-Maritime, which also received a stop from freshman Alex Heim (Youngstown, N.Y.) over the final 2:18.  The Buccaneers outshot the Privateers by a 48-40 margin for the match in sweeping both Maine Maritime and SUNY-Maritime for the second time in three seasons, as Massachusetts Maritime retained the Admiral’s Cup with last night’s triumph over the Mariners.

Massachusetts Maritime begins a 10-match homestand on Tuesday afternoon by hosting Plymouth State in a non-league match at Clean Harbors Stadium that begins at 4:00 p.m., while SUNY-Maritime takes on host Maine Maritime in its second round Maritime Cup clash on Sunday afternoon at Ritchie Field beginning at Noon.