New York Maritime vs. Wesleyan
March 11, 2009
The Game Story:
THROGS NECK, NY – The men’s lacrosse team fell to the 17th nationally ranked Cardinals from Wesleyan University, 17-2, in the final game of their three game home opening stretch. The meeting was the first ever between the schools. The Cardinals got their first win of the season and improved to 1-1, while Maritime dropped to 2-1.

Wesleyan controlled the ball from the start, scoring less than 2 minutes into the game. The Cardinals scored 10 goals in the first quarter, the most goals given up in a single quarter by Maritime since March of 2006. The Privateers were held scoreless over the first three quarters, unable to come up with an answer to the stifling Cardinals defense.

The Privateers did get on the board late in the 4th quarter, off a goal from Rob Lenseth (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown), assisted by Stephen Doherty (Yorktown, NY/Lakeland). Less than a minute later, Maritime was presented with a 2 man-up opportunity and took advantage, with Steve Hackeling (Huntington, NY/Cold Spring Harbor) scoring from Lenseth. The Privateers scored the final two goals of the game.

Wesleyan picked up 54 ground balls compared to Maritime’s 28, after winning 68% of the face-offs. Three goalkeepers played in net for Maritime, with Colin Gallagher (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) getting the loss after 30 minutes played. He made 12 saves while his backup, Keith Messina (West Sayville, NY/West Sayville), made 4 saves and gave up 4 goals. Four goalkeepers combined on 6 saves for the Cardinals, with Mike Borrero getting the win despite not having to make a save. Both goals were surrendered by Trevor Adams.

Russ Follansbee scored 5 times for Wesleyan and also assisted on 2 more goals. Conor Malangone had 3 scores, and Jon Killeen finished with 2 goals and 3 assists. Wesleyan was 0-3 on extra man opportunities.

The Privateers are back in action on Saturday for their first road game of the season. They will be traveling to Mass. Dartmouth to play a 1:30PM game.