New York Maritime vs. Becker
March 9, 2013
The Game Story:
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (March 8, 2013) – Sophomore-transfer Nick Schneider (Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point) was on fire for the Maritime men’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon, helping lead the Privateers to a 23-5 victory over non-conference opponent Becker College with a game-high 11 points on eight goals and three assists. Maritime moves to 2-4 on the season with the victory, while the Hawks’ record drops to 1-3 on the young season.

Nearly the entire third quarter was the “Nick Schneider Show” as the 5-9, 165-pound attacker had a hand in eight straight goals, scoring five in a row and then assisting on the Privateers’ next three tallies, as Maritime went from an 8-4 halftime lead to a 16-4 advantage late in the third. Freshman Tom Kelly (Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppauge) and senior Cory Gallagher (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) also contributed in huge ways on Saturday as Kelly registered four goals and one assist, while Gallagher chipped in with three goals and two assists. One of Kelly’s goals in the fourth quarter was scored from behind the net and went in off of Becker senior goalie Michael Muñoz’s stick.

Junior James D’Amico (Floral Park, N.Y./St. Francis Prep.) added a goal and two assists and senior Matthew Messina (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) scored twice, while classmate Kevin Winter (Brightwaters, N.Y./Bay Shore) and freshman Matt Hayes (Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) both had a goal and an assist each. The Privateers also got goals from junior Dylan Larmony (Old Bethpage, N.Y./Planview JFK) and freshman Kevin Connolly (Babylon, N.Y./Babylon).

In goal, senior Nick Barbuto (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) recorded 16 saves in three quarters of action to pick up his second victory of the season. Freshman Mike Arnold (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) played the entire fourth quarter and made seven saves to preserve the win. Senior Joe Villarreal (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) was a team-high 11-for-17 from the faceoff-X and picked up a game-high nine groundballs. Hayes was close behind in both categories, going 8-for-15 on faceoffs and recording seven GBs. Messina had five groundballs and Tom Kelly and senior Daniel Viggiano (Yonkers, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) both scooped up four GBs.

The Privateers were 6-for11 on extra-man opportunities and out-rebounded Becker 45-27.

For the Hawks, sophomore David Deschenes recorded a team-high two goals, while senior Jeff Petersen added one goal and one assist. Muñoz ended the game with 13 saves in the losing effort.

Maritime returns to action on Wednesday night for a key match-up against arch-rival Kings Point. First faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Reinhart Field.