New York Maritime vs. Oswego State
March 7, 2008
The Game Story:
THROGGS NECK, NY - With heavy rain falling the entire evening, the Maritime men's lacrosse team overcame a two goal deficit in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. With both teams' defense picking up the pressure, it was Maritime's offense that broke the tie in the second overtime. The Privateers improved their record to 2-0 with a 11-10 victory over the Oswego Lakers in double overtime.

The first quarter saw both teams combine for 10 goals (6-4 in favor of the Lakers). A costly penalty on Maritime in the opening minutes, negated the first goal and put the Privateers a man down for three minutes. During those three minutes, the Lakers scored three times to Maritime's one, and had their first two goal lead of the evening.

Following the first quarter, each teams' defense took over the game. The Privateers allowed only 1 goal on 7 shots, while the Lakers surrendered 2 goals on 10 shots. Oswego went into the half with a one goal advantage (7-6).

With slippery conditions on the field, both offenses struggled to get things going in the 3rd quarter. The teams combined for only 16 shots and scored 2 apiece. The Privateers and Lakers traded goals in the third, giving Oswego two goal leads on two different occasions. The Privateers always had an answer, not allowing the game to be put away at any point.

The Lakers opened the 4th quarter with a goal to extend their lead to 10-8, but once again the Privateers answered right back. Down one with 2:06 to play, the Privateers drew a penalty on the Lakers, to give them a man-up opportunity. Maritime capitalized on the advantage, and sent the game into overtime , scoring with 1:27 left in the fourth.

The first overtime saw only 4 total shots, only one of which was on goal. Neither teams offense could get past the stifling defenses, and the second overtime began. With the field conditions getting worse from the rain, the players struggled to keep their feet and play was sloppy. The Privateers took possession of the ball with just over a minute to play, ran the length of the field, and set their offense up. With 1 seconds to go, senior captain Donald Toby (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) took a pass form Stephen Doherty (Yorktown, NY/Lakeland) and sent it past the keeper and into the back of the net, for Maritime's second victory of the season.

For the night, Keith Fricke (White Plains, NY/White Plains) led the Privateers with 3 goals and assisted on one. Doherty and Toby each scored twice (and both recorded one assist), while Dan Roach (Edgewood, MD/Edgewood), Alex Rosero (Bellport, NY/Bellport), Lawrence Montreuil (New Hyde Park, NY/New Hyde Park) and Max Ferguson (Rockville Centre, NY/Chaminade) each scored once. Tom Freeman (New Rochelle, NY/New Rochelle) and Roach each recorded an assist.

For the Lakers, Mike Recor recorded 4 goals on 16 shots, along with Mike Strohm with 4 goals. Mike Brewster and Dan Scarazzo chipped in with one apiece. Brewster and Dan Rogers had 2 assists apiece.

The Privateers will next be in action at home on Tuesday the 12th against Centenary beginning 7:00PM.