PORTLAND, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (0-2) suffered an 8-4 loss at the hands of Massachusetts-Maritime (2-0) in a non-conference men's lacrosse contest at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Leading 4-3 after Saint Joseph's junior midfielder Matt Donnell (Watertown, Mass.) netted an unassisted goal 55 seconds into the third quarter, the Buccaneers proceeded to net three unanswered markers and carried a four-score cushion into the fourth frame.
Saint Joseph's cut their deficit to 7-4 when sophomore Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) hit pay-dirt off a Joe O'Reilly (Suffern, N.Y.) pass with 2:12 remaining, but Mass.-Maritime responded just 11 seconds later with a Benjamin Avakian (Bourne, Mass.) strike to account for the 8-4 final.
Saint Joseph's junior Connor Trainor (Franklin, Mass.) made six saves in the loss while Buccaneers sophomore Michael Dolan (McLean, Va.) registered four stops en route to picking up his second win of the season.
LEADERS – SAINT JOSEPH'S:
- Junior Brendan Barrett (East Sandwich, Mass.) scored a man-up goal and dealt an assist
- Sophomore Michael Finn (Quincy, Mass.) scored a goal
- Sophomore Peter Wood (Gloucester, Mass.) collected a team-high four ground balls
- Junior Tom Lisiecki (South Boston, Mass.) notched two ground balls and two caused turnovers
LEADERS – MASS.-MARITIME:
- Junior Keaghan Bartley (Richmond, Va.) netted a pair of goals with two assists and three ground balls
- Sophomore Cody Livermore (Ludlow, Mass.) scored twice and was credited with an assist
- Avakian tallied two goals and two ground balls
- Junior Bobby Macarthy (Winchester, Mass.) added four ground balls and three caused turnovers
With the loss, Saint Joseph's falls to 0-3 all-time versus Massachusetts-Maritime. The Buccaneers defeated the Monks, 16-7, in Buzzards Bay last spring.
Saint Joseph's hosts Regis College Saturday at 1:00 PM while Mass.-Maritime kicks off play in the Fourth Annual Maritime Classic Saturday with a contest versus Maritime (NY) at Maine Maritime Academy at 4:00 PM.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.