New York Maritime vs. Stevens Tech
April 17, 2004
The Game Story:
BRONX, N.Y. - Freshman attack Mark Bielicky (Martinsville, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) had four goals and one assist and senior midfielder Matt Kuppe (Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley) had two goals and three assists to lead Stevens Institute of Technology to a 16-6 win over Maritime College on Saturday in a Knickerbocker Lacrosse Conference game at Rheinhart Field.

Maritime (3-6, 2-3 Knickerbocker) jumped out to a 3-1 lead with 5:48 left in the first quarter. The Privateers received a goal by David Kozak and consecutive goals by Bill Martino. But Stevens (7-2, 4-0 Knickerbocker) reclaimed the lead by scoring three goals in the final 3:39 of the first quarter. Sophomore attack Rich Benson (Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen), freshman attack Joe Van Sickle (Hampton, N.J./Peddie School) and Bielicky answered to give the Ducks a 4-3 lead after the first quarter.

Stevens continued its eight-goal run by scoring four unanswered goals in the second quarter and then the first goal of the third quarter. Sophomore attack Eliot Dahood (Memphis, Tenn./Peddie School) and senior midfielder Brian Lalli (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) scored 18 seconds apart just before halftime to give the Ducks an 8-3 lead at the break.

Maritime received third-quarter goals by Martino and Reggie Rainard to pull within 9-5, but Stevens put the game away by scoring five straight goals - two by Bielicky - in the fourth quarter.

Stevens held a 46-21 advantage in shots. Senior goalie Matt Cannon (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) stopped seven shots for the Ducks. Freshman Tim O'Hara made 15 saves for Maritime. Sophomore Evan Swiker (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) won 18 of 24 face-offs and had 13 ground balls to lead Stevens.

The Ducks are back in action on Wednesday, April 21, with a 7 p.m. Knickerbocker game at Richard Stockton College.