New York Maritime vs. Oswego State
March 7, 2009
The Game Story:

THROGS NECK, NY - Colin Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) made a last second save off a shot by Oswego’s Mike Brewster to give the Privateers their second win of the season (2-0). The victory is also the second straight over Oswego, with last season’s score nearly identical at 11-10. The Lakers loss dropped them to 0-2 on the season.

A 6-2 second quarter proved to be the difference maker, as Maritime outscored the Lakers 9-3 in the first half, but were on the opposite end in the second half, where Oswego held an 8-3 advantage. Play went fast in the first half, with only 4 penalties being called the entire 30 minutes. Oswego scored the first goal of the game only a minute in, but the Privateers answered back two minutes later to tie the game, and less than 30 seconds later to claim the lead for good. The Privateers held a 6-1 advantage midway through the second quarter before Oswego was able to score again. With time running down in the half, Maritime had two quick goals from Lawrence Montreuil (New Hyde Park, NY/New Hyde Park) and Steve Hackeling (Huntington, NY/Cold Spring Harbor) with 19 seconds and 11 seconds respectively.

The Lakers came out in the second half and scored the first two goals, cutting the lead down to 9-5. Maritime answered right back with two of their own late in the third quarter. With 3 minutes to go in the third, Oswego’s offense found their rhythm, rattling off 6 of the last 7 goals scored , including a goal with 44 seconds left to bring it to 12-11. The Lakers won the ensuing faceoff, and took a shot on goal which was saved by Gallagher. However, the Privateers were unable to secure the ball and Oswego’s Mike Brewster picked it up and fired a low shot on goal. With a second remaining on the clock, Gallagher made a beautiful save that sealed the win for Maritime. Gallagher finished the game with 17 saves.

The Privateers picked up 50 ground balls in the game, 15 more than their opponent. Oswego held the advantage on the face-offs, winning 14-27. The Privateers were given 7 extra man opportunities and connected on only 2, while Oswego was 3-6 on their attempts. Turnovers were basically even, with Oswego committing 24 and Maritime 22.

Leading the scoring for the Privateers was Alex Korb (Islip, NY/Islip) with 3 goals and 2 assists. Stephen Doherty (Yorktown, NY/Lakeland) followed with 2 scores and 2 assists, while Steve Hackeling and Lawrence Montreuil each had 2 goals. Oswego was led by Mike Brewster with 4 goals and an assist.

Up next for Maritime will be the final of their three game home stretch against Wesleyan University on Wednesday the 11th at 7:00PM.