|Husson University||Maine Maritime Academy|
BANGOR, Maine – Husson University men’s lacrosse (3-4, 3-1 NAC) was led by Jacob Boothby putting away seven goals to help defeat Maine Maritime Academy (0-6, 0-3 NAC), 19-10, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Wednesday evening at Boucher Field.
1st Quarter: After firing several shots at the Mariners’ net minder, Isaiah Weston, and getting turned away, the Eagles finally found net off a shot by Jaden Wells with 11:29 left on the clock, assisted by Gunner McAllister. Husson continued to hold the edge over Maine Maritime by a difference of one to two goals throughout the remainder of the first quarter (5-3), thanks to goals by five different Eagles. Sawyer Watson led the attack for the Mariners, putting away a pair of goals.
2nd Quarter: Matt Verrill helped Husson capture their largest lead so far in the game (6-3) just under two minutes into the second frame for his fifth goal of the season. Maine Maritime’s Bailey Stockford brought the score within one point (7-6) with just over two minutes left to play until halftime, but Husson’s Brandon Bosse returned the slight cushion of a lead to 8-6 barely a minute later.
3rd Quarter: The Eagles held the Mariners to one goal throughout the entire third quarter while Brooks Gay broke out on a hot streak, tossing in three consecutive goals over the course of 11 minutes to help add on to the security blanket of a five-goal lead for Husson (12-7).
4th Quarter: Husson continued to roll out the goals scoring six unanswered, until Watson broke the Eagles streak, tucking away one more shot for a hat trick on the night with 11:29 left to play (14-8). Alex Grant-Roy followed suit, tossing in his third goal of the match to cut the deficit down to five goals (14-9) with 6:50 on the clock. The Eagles finished strong to take the 19-10 victory.
Boothby recorded a career-high seven goals throughout the match and added on a pair of assists.
Gay contributed four goals and two assists.
Wells (one assist), Adam Littlefield, and Bosse (three assists) and helped out with two goals apiece.
Owen Richmond picked up seven ground balls.
In between the posts, Matt Martin helped secure the win registering 10 saves.
Leaders- Maine Maritime
Three Mariners registered hat tricks, including Watson (one assist), Grant-Roy (one assist), and Orion Sargent (two assists).
Mitchell Farley scooped up seven ground balls.
Zeke Tocci dished out a pair of assists.
In net, Weston earned 13 saves in 57:30 minutes and Matthew Emery helped out for the final 2:30 minutes stopping one shot.
Husson edged Maine Maritime in ground balls (44-35) and shots (42-28), but the Mariners earned 18 faceoff wins to the Eagles’ 14 wins. Husson also put away seven up-goals to Maine Maritime’s one.
The Eagles will be hosting Castleton on Saturday, April 7 for Senior Day at Boucher Field with the remainder of the season left to play on the road. Faceoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.