Maine Maritime vs. Southern Maine
April 2, 2008
The Game Story:
CASTINE, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine scored six unanswered
goals in the fourth quarter to defeat Maine Maritime Academy, 11-5, in a
non-conference men's lacrosse game Wednesday afternoon at Ritchie Field in Castine,
Maine.
The win snapped a four-game losing skid for the Huskies and lifts their overall
record to 2-4. The Mariners fall back to 3-3.
Junior Preston Gilbert (Saco, Maine/Cheverus) led the Southern Maine offense with
two goals and three assists. Senior Matt Soule (Denmark, Maine/Fryeburg Academy),
junior Lee Gauthier (Berwick, Maine/Noble), and sophomores Alex Pleau (Lewiston,
Maine/St. Dominic) and Josh Reinhold (Tampa, Fla./South Kent) each scored two goals
and had one assist. Junior goalie James Suriyodorn (Deer Park, N.Y.) finished with
10 saves.
Freshmen Todd Murphy (Middlesex, Maine) and Wade Mondoux (Berwick, Maine) scored
two goals apiece for the Mariners. Senior Garrett Lake (Farmington, Maine) had a
goal and three assists. Senior Patrick Jones (Kennebunk, Maine) stopped eight
shots.
The Mariners tied the score at 5-5 with 13:48 to play on Murphy's second
goal before the Huskies found the net six straight times. Gilbert got what proved
to be the game-winning goal, off a feed from Soule, with 12:01 left.
USM added three goals in a span of 1:13 to open a 9-5 lead. Soule and
Reinhold scored 30 seconds apart, and Pleau tallied 43 seconds after Reinhold to
give the visitors some breathing room. Gauthier and freshman Chris Gassman
(Kennebunk, Maine) added two insurance goals later in the quarter.
Neither team found the net in the opening quarter as Suriyodorn and Jones stopped
four and two shots respectively. Reinhold's first goal of the game with 2:19 left
in the second quarter provided the Huskies with a 3-2 advantage at halftime.
The teams matched goals in the third quarter. Mondoux tied the game at
11:32, but Soule restored the Huskies lead 17 seconds later. Lake equalized at
10:31, and the game remained tied until 22 seconds were left when Gauthier scored
off a feed from Gilbert.
Southern Maine hits the road on Saturday (12:00 p.m.) traveling to Western
Connecticut State University for a Little East Conference game. Maine Maritime
will play at Castleton State College on Saturday (11:00 a.m.).