New York Maritime vs. Lycoming
February 28, 2009
The Game Story:
THROGS NECK, NY – The SUNY Maritime men’s lacrosse team opened the 2009 season at home, and defeated the Lycoming College 18-12. The Privateers defeated Lycoming last season as well, moving their head to head record to a perfect 2-0. The Warriors dropped to 0-2 this season.

The Warriors scored first with 11:36 to play, but that would be their only lead on the afternoon. Maritime scored the next 4 goals to take a commanding lead and never looked back. Keith Fricke (White Plains, NY/White Plains) scored the opening Privateer goal, on a man-down play. The teams traded goals to close the quarter, and Maritime held a 6-3 advantage after the first 15.

The second quarter was a battle between the defenses. Each team scored only once, and both goalies combined for the most saves of any quarter. Rob Lenseth (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) scored his second goal of the contest with 7:53 to play in the half on a man-up opportunity. The teams went into the locker room with Maritime holding a 7-4 edge.

The third quarter was all Maritime, as the Privateers outscored the Warriors 6-2 to build their lead even more. All six goals were scored by different players, as the Privateers put on a great display of ball movement. The defense also picked it up, allowing only 5 shots in the quarter. Maritime successfully cleared 3-3 attempts and controlled the ball for nearly three quarters of the stanza.

Lycoming opened the 4th with a goal from Rick DeNenno but any comeback was quickly put aside, as maritime scored the next 2 to take a commanding 15-7 lead. After Nathan Walter scored his 2nd goal of the match, the Privateers rattled off another 3 scores to go up by their largest margin of the game, ten goals at 18-8. The Warriors however, continued to play despite the 10 goal difference, and scored 4 goals in the final 55 seconds to bring the final score to 18-12.

Colin Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) was in net for Maritime, picking up the win by stopping 13 shots in 60 minutes. His counterparts, Kyle Gilfoy and Alan Antinarelli split the two halfs, giving up a total of 18 goals and stopping a combined 10 shots. Gilfoy was credited with the loss.

Maritime’s Steve Hackeling (Huntington, NY/Cold Spring Harbor) and Rob Lenseth (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) led all scorers with 4 goals and an assist each, followed by Stephen Doherty (Yorktwn, NY/Lakeland) with 3 scores. Nathan Walter recorded 3 scores and 3 assists to lead the way for the Warriors.

The Privateers will stay home for two more games, the next coming on Saturday against Oswego. The scheduled start time is 1:00PM.