New York Maritime vs. Mass Maritime
March 25, 2009
The Game Story:
THROGS NECK, NY – The Maritime College Privateers won the first annual Maritime Cup with a strong 21-7 performance. The Privateers, now 5-2, held the Bucs to only three second half goals, and none in the second quarter. Mass Maritime (2-2) committed 10 penalties in the game, playing a man down for 7 minutes.

The Privateers never trailed, jumping out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Alex Korb (Islip, NY/Islip) at the 13:39 mark. The Bucs’ Brian Burke evened the game 3 minutes later, but SUNY Maritime would go on to score 4 of the next 5 goals to lead 5-2 late in the 1st. Keith Fricke (White Plains, NY/White Plains) scored twice, Seth Collins (Owego, NY/Owego Free Academy) once, and Rob Lenseth (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) once. Korb scored his second goal of the night with 26 seconds to play, to give the Privateers a 6-4 lead after the first stanza.

The second quarter was all Privateers, as the defense buckled down and didn’t allow a single goal. SUNY Maritime scored 7 in the quarter, pushing their halftime lead to 13-4. Rob Lenseth scored the first two, before Andrew Marklin (St. James, NY/Smithtown), Lawrence Montreuil (New Hyde Park, NY/New Hyde Park), and Jesse de’Boer (Ridge, NY/McGann Mercy) got in on the action. After the half, SUNY Maritime scored the first 4 goals of the third, giving them 11 straight against the Bucs. Steve Hackeling (Huntington, NY/Cold Spring Harbor) netted his first of the game during the stretch. Mass Maritime would get a goal from Jake Bickley before SUNY would score two more, once from de’Boer and then from Roy Mahwinny (East Islip, NY/East Islip). The Bucs would close the quarter with a score from Brian Burke.

Only three goals were scored in the final quarter, the first from SUNY Maritime’s Ryan Korb (Islip, NY/Islip) and the third from Matt Marsicano (Wading River, NY/Shorham-Wading River). Kevin Schultz got a score in between both Privateer goals.

Three Privateers scored their first goal of the season; Ryan Korb, Matt Marsicano, and Roy Mahwinny. Keith Fricke and Rob Lenseth each scored 4 goals to pace the Privateers. Alex Korb had three goals while Andrew Marklin and Jesse de’Boer had two each. Kevin Schultz had three for the Bucs followed by Brian Burke with 2.

Colin Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) got the win for the Privateers, stopping 9 shots and allowing only 4 goals. Keith Messina (West Sayville, NY/West Sayville) took over in the second half, stopping 4 shots and giving up 3. He gave way to Kevin May (Hicksville, NY/St. Dominic) with 3 minutes to play. May recorded one save.

James Hitchings got the loss for Mass Maritime, stopping 7 shots but giving up 13. Ryan Delaney took over in the second half, giving up 8 goals and making 1 save.

The Maritime Cup will be played annually at one of the two schools, rotating each year. The teams will play each other on a Saturday and will travel up the Friday before, spending the night on the other schools’ training ship.

The Privateers will travel to Ithaca on Saturday the 28th for a 1:00 PM game, before coming home to face Kean University on April 4th