Maine Maritime vs. Johnson State
April 6, 2012
The Game Story:
CASTINE, Maine – Brian Corain (Berwick, Maine) scored five goals and assisted on another as Maine Maritime rolled to a 16-4 win over Johnson State in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's lacrosse Friday evening. The Mariners (2-5, 2-1 NAC) Andrew DiSalvo (Glastonbury, Conn.) tallied his 200th career point during the victory over the Badgers (1-5, 0-3 NAC).

Maine Maritime broke open a 2-1 game with seven unanswered goals in the second quarter. Corain accounted for three of the goals in the run. His were all unassisted tallies. Corain assisted Maine Maritime's only goal in the third quarter, the first of three for Bronson Guimond (Portland, Maine), before dumping in two more early in the fourth. Guimond also had an assist for a four-point evening.

While Corain delivered the knockout blow, it was freshman middie, Nicholas Betti (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) that set the tone for the night. He took a DiSalvo feed from behind the net to beat Zach Jerome (Waterford, Conn.) up high for the game's first goal. Betti finished the night with a hat trick. DiSalvo's helper was the first of four points on a two-goal, two-assist night. His second assist, on Corain's final goal made him the second player in Maine Maritime's history to reach 200 points in his career, joining Christopher Keiley. DiSalvo needs three assists to become the first Mariner to reach 100 in his career.

After Betti opened the scoring, he ripped a shot inside of the left post 1:48 later to make it a 2-0 game. Johnson's Justin Connolly (Jeffersonville, Vt.) answered on the ensuing faceoff. Neither team found the net for the rest of the quarter. Jerome denied five Mariners' chances in the first quarter en route to 16 saves on the night. Maine Maritime's Gavin Cote (Arundel, Maine) stopped seven shots, while allowing two goals. Oscar Adams (Alexandria, Va.) turned away one shot working the second half of the final quarter.

Johnson State got two goals from senior attack, Alex Petti (E. Greenwich, R.I.), while class and linemate, Justin Nelson (Lakeview, Mass.) registered a goal and an assist. Mike Trombly (Hinesburg, Vt.) and Jerome each grabbed five ground balls.

MMA's Alex Hermes (Fallsington, Pa.) won 9-of-9 faceoffs and scooped 10 ground balls in the win. Maine Maritime owned a 16-8 advantage on the midfield X. Jason Smith (Portland, Maine) forced three turnovers and gathered six ground balls.

Maine Maritime returns to action tomorrow afternoon against Lyndon St. Johnson St. will face Husson on Saturday.

Johnson St. (1-5, 0-3 NAC) vs. Maine Maritime (2-5, 2-1 NAC)


Johnson St.......... 1 0 1 2 - 4

Maine Maritime...... 2 7 1 6 - 16

Johnson St. SCORING: GOALS: Alex Petti 2; Justin Nelson 1; Justin Connolly 1.

ASSISTS: Justin Nelson 1.

Maine Maritime SCORING: GOALS: Brian Corain 5; Bronson Guimond 3; Nicholas Betti 3; Andrew DiSalvo 2; Cameron Wyman 1; Nick Snelling 1; Brady Harrison 1.

ASSISTS: Andrew DiSalvo 2; Brian Corain 1; Bronson Guimond 1; Brady Harrison 1; Tom Houle 1; Nick Snelling 1; Cameron Wyman 1.

GOALIES - JSC: Zach Jerome 1-6 (60:00 minutes, 32 shots-16 saves, 16 GA); MMA: Oscar Adams (08:38, 3-1, 2) , Gavin Cote 2-3 (51:22, 9-7, 2).

SHOTS - Johnson St. 22; Maine Maritime 53.

SHOTS ON GOAL - Johnson St. 12; Maine Maritime 32.

Penalties - Johnson St. 2/2:00; Maine Maritime 6/6:00.

MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES - Johnson St. 1-6; Maine Maritime 1-2.

TURNOVERS - Johnson St. 36; Maine Maritime 31.

FACEOFFS - Johnson St. 8-24; Maine Maritime 16-24.

CLEARS - Johnson St. 20-36; Maine Maritime 20-24.

Johnson St. GROUND BALLS 28: Zach Jerome 5; Mike Trombly 5; Maxxwell Connolly 4; Alex Kennedy 3; Nash Garceau 2; Nik Holm 2; Alex Petti 2; Justin Connolly 1; Matt Dekens 1; Chandler Halbur 1; Matthew Malek 1; Justin Nelson 1.

Maine Maritime GROUND BALLS 55: Alex Hermes 10; Jason Smith 6; Nicholas Betti 5; Bronson Guimond 5; Brian Corain 4; Andrew DiSalvo 3; Brady Harrison 3; Emmett Huber 3; Ian Larcom 3; Scot Baribeau 2; Alex Grant 2; Evan Carrier 1; Gavin Cote 1; Ryan Geist 1; Robert Hannigan 1; Austin Hubbard 1; A.J. Larrabee 1; Nick Snelling 1; Jack Tragert 1; Ryan Williams 1.

Johnson St. TURNOVERS CAUSED 12: Justin Connolly 2; Matt Dekens 2; Nik Holm 2; Mike Trombly 2; Tyler Ask 1; Ryan Belen 1; Maxxwell Connolly 1; Alex Kennedy 1.

Maine Maritime TURNOVERS CAUSED 13: Scot Baribeau 3; Jason Smith 3; Brady Harrison 2; Bronson Guimond 1; Austin Hubbard 1; Emmett Huber 1; Ian Larcom 1; Ryan Williams 1.

Start time: 7:00 pm Finish time: 8:50 pm Length of game: 1:50

Officials: John Blaisdell; George Starr, Jr.; Peter DeCourcy. Scorer: MMA Sports Info.

A-217 T-1:50

DiSalvo gets 200th career point