New York Maritime vs. Lycoming
February 26, 2011
The Game Story:
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2011) – The Maritime men's lacrosse team lost to visiting Lycoming College, 11-10, in overtime Saturday afternoon at Reinhart Field. With the defeat, the Privateers open the season with a 0-1 record, while the Warriors improve to 1-1.

Senior Michael Hanratty (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) recorded a hat trick to lead Maritime, while classmate Seth Collins (Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) and junior John Driscoll (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) each picked up two goals apiece. Sophomores Patrick McLaughlin (North Tustin, Calif./Foothill) and Theo Greene (Pomona, N.Y./New York Military Academy) and senior TJ Beaudette (Floral Park, N.Y./Floral Park Memorial) rounded out the scoring for the Privateers.

Senior Andrew Marklin (Smithtwon, N.Y./Smithtown East) picked up three assists, while classmate Jesse deBoer (Ridge, N.Y./McGann Mercy) had a hand in two goals. Beaudette also led the team with six ground balls and five caused turnovers. In goal for the Privateers, senior Keith Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) tallied 11 saves in the losing effort.

Maritime fell behind early by the score of 2-0 when the Warriors scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game. The Privateers responded when McLaughlin found the back of the net at 4:08, but Lycoming moved ahead two again after a goal at 2:26. Driscoll scored at 1:59 to finish the tallying in the opening quarter as Maritime pulled within 3-2. The Warriors only scored once in the second quarter, as the Privateers scored four-straight to take a 5-4 lead into the locker room at halftime, including a man-up goal by Hanratty.

Play was back and forth early in the second half, with the teams trading goals until the Warriors took a 9-7 lead on three-straight tallies. Greene scored with 1:15 left in the third quarter to pull Maritime within 9-8. The Privateers took a 10-9 lead on two straight man-up goals by Collins and deBoer in the fourth quarter. Lycoming scored with 1:54 left in the fourth to tie the score and force overtime. In the extra stanza, Maritime had the first possession, but turned the ball over and Lycoming cashed in on their possession to win the game.

The Warriors were led by Stephen Romano, who scored five goals and tallied two assists to lead all players with seven points. Ethan Payne also registered a hat trick with three goals. Goalie Alan Antinarelli made 11 saves for the victory.

The Privateers return to the field on Wednesday, March 2, when the squad travels to face Western Connecticut State at 7 p.m.