New York Maritime vs. Richard Stockton
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
THROGS NECK, NY - The Richard Stockton Ospreys handed Maritime their fifth loss of the season (7-5, 2-2) in a 16-12 victory. The win moves Stockton to 7-4 (2-1) and into sole possession of second place in the conference.

Stockton jumped out to an early 2-0 lead off goals from Josh Dybus and Matt Bologno, but the Privateers answered right back with two of their own. The first came from Stephen Doherty (Yorktown, NY/Lakeland), who placed a shot perfectly over the goaltenders right shoulder. The second was from Andrew Marklin (St. James, NY/Smithtown), his first of two goals on the afternoon. The Ospreys scored 4 of the next 5 goals to close the quarter with a 6-3 advantage. Keith Fricke (White Plains, NY/White Plains) scored Maritime’s third goal.

In the second quarter, the Privateers outscored the Ospreys 3-2 to get within 2 at the half. Marklin and Doherty each scored their second of the game, while Rob Lenseth (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown) got on the board for the first time. Maritime won 5 of the 6 faceoffs in the quarter, helping them control the ball throughout the quarter. The Privateers were also given 3 man-up opportunities in the second, but were only able to connect on one. That would be their only score on a man-up (1-5) in the game.

At the start of the second half, the Privateers looked as if they were poised to take control, scoring the first two goals and pulling back to an even 8-8 tie. However, the Ospreys went on a 3-0 run to close the half, two of which came from Josh Dybus.

Dybus would open the final 15 minutes with his third straight goal to give Stockton their third 4-goal lead of the game. Rob Lenseth and Alex Korb (Islip, NY/Islip) would keep the Privateers close, scoring the next two which cut the lead to two goals. With 9:18 to play, Stockton was whistled for a one minute penalty, and then another at 8:58 to give the Privateers a two man advantage for more than 40 seconds. A strong defensive effort held Maritime without a score during the advantage, and Stockton gained the momentum they needed to close the game out. After Stephen Doherty’s score with 7:47 to play to bring Maritime to within one, the Ospreys controlled all but one faceoff for the rest of the game, giving them the advantage down the stretch. A goal by Matt Bologno put Stockton up by 2 with 7:14 remaining, which would prove to be the game winner. Lawrence Montreuil (New Hyde Park, NY/New Hyde Park) scored to bring it to 13-12,, but the Privateers would not be able to score another. Stockton scored the game’s final 3 goals to get the conference win.

Leading he way for the Ospreys was Josh Dybus with 6 goals and 2 assists. Brendan McCarthy followed with 3 goals and 1 assist, while Matt Bell tallied 1 goals and 3 assists. Stephen Doherty led the Privateer attack with 3 goals, followed by Alex Korb, Rob Lenseth, Lawrence Montreuil, and Andrew Marklin with 2 each. Keith Fricke (White Plains, NY/White Plains) recorded 2 assists in the game.

Pete Marcelliano got the win in goal, saving 14 shots in all 60 minutes. Colin Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) had 13 saves in the loss.

Maritime will be home again for Kings Point on Wednesday the 22nd. The game will begin at 8:00 PM following the women’s lacrosse game at 4. Following that, the Privateers close the season at home against Montclair State on the 25th, which could possibly be a game that decides if Maritime heads back to the conference playoffs.