Norwich vs. Mass Maritime
April 25, 2009
The Game Story:
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Brian Burke scored three goals, and Connor Burke added two goals and one assist to lead Massachusetts Maritime Academy past Norwich University, 12-10, in a Pilgrim League men's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon at Howard Field.

Norwich's Kyle Marzeoti led all scorers with a game-high four goals and one assist. Kevin Young added a pair of goals for the Cadets, who fall to 3-9 (0-7 Pilgrim League). Patrick Sikora, Tyler Nicoll, Tyler Woods and Frank Candelmo each chipped in one goal apiece for NU. Sikora and Nicoll each tallied assists as well, while Craig Van Yahres dished out a team-best two assists.

The Buccaneers (8-6, 3-4 Pilgrim League) scored the first four goals of the contest to jump out to a quick 4-0 lead at the 8:20 mark of the first quarter. A pair of goals by Marzeoti in a span of 42 seconds pulled the Cadets to within 4-2 at the 7:07 mark.

MMA outscored NU, 4-1, over the next 13:03 to build a comfortable 8-3 lead with 9:04 to play in the second quarter. The Cadets hung tough, though, and closed the gap to 9-6 at halftime.

A man-up goal by Sikora in the first minute of the third quarter drew the Cadets to within 9-7, but MMA netted the final two goals in the stanza to carry an 11-7 advantage into the fourth.

The teams traded goals to start the fourth quarter, but Norwich scored the last two markers of the frame to account for the final margin.

Both squads took advantage of their man-up opportunities with Norwich going 5-for-10 with the extra attacker and MMA converting 2-of-4 man-up chances.

The Buccaneers outshot the Cadets, 46-30. Norwich dominated the faceoffs, winning 17-of-25.

Norwich will wrap up its 2009 campaign on Tuesday, April 28, when the Cadets host non-league foe Daniel Webster at Howard Field. Faceoff for the match is set for 4 p.m.

Line Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mass. Maritime 6 3 2 1 12
Norwich 3 3 1 3 10