Men's Lacrosse Downed in OT Thriller Season Finale by Maine Maritime, 10-9

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

Bangor, Maine – After leading the Maine Maritime Mariners (3-7, 3-3 NAC) the entire game, Husson men's lacrosse let up in the fourth quarter as the Mariners made a comeback rally taking the Eagles into an overtime thriller in their final game of the regular season. With just 1:22 left in the first overtime period, the Mariners struck gold with the goal that topped the Eagles, 10-9.  

How it Happened: 

The Eagles scored first when Matt Verrill fired home a Jaden Wells pass, and Zach Glazier followed with an unassisted point on their next attack to make it 2-0 with 12:02 remaining in the opening quarter. Alex Snowman would get the Mariners on the board before the quarter closed, but Husson hit back hard in the second, outscoring the Mariners 4-2 to send them up 6-3 into halftime. Blane Miller found Glazier and Wells to become the fifth player in Husson program history to record 50 career assists. 

Maine Maritime came out in the second half with a vengeance, keeping the rivalry alive, they began their comeback climb scoring three unanswered goals midway through the period after a pair of points recorded by Blake Campbell and Glazier. Campbell's tally hit home just 31 seconds after the Mariners' opening remark to hit the third quarter running. Verrill helped Glazier complete his hat trick with 11:46 left to play as Husson maintained a two-goal advantage heading into the final frame, 9-7. 

The Mariners continued to strike hard, adding on two unanswered goals in the fourth frame, despite five consecutive shots fired by the Eagles in the final 80 seconds of regulation, a Maine Maritime forced overtime with the score at a 9-9 stalemate. An unassisted goal from Mariner Sawyer Watson would decide the game as the Eagles fell 10-9 with 1:22 remaining in the first set of extra minutes. 

The two rivals concluded both of their season's on Tuesday night, as Husson's senior goaltender Matt Martin hit a career milestone on his final night as an Eagle in uniform. Martin stopped his 512th career shot with 3:46 left in the third quarter, to become the new record holder for most career saves in a Husson men's lacrosse uniform. He tallied 14 total by the end of the night while his opponent, Verne Rice, turned away 13 shots.

HUSSON LEADERS:

  • Glazier led his team with three goals.
  • Six Eagles added on one goal apiece. 
  • Miller and Wells dished two helpers each.
  • Chad Merrill picked up a team-high eight ground ball recoveries.

MAINE MARITIME LEADERS:

  • Zeke Tocci achieved a hat trick while Jaden Wilson and Snowman tacked on a pair of goals apiece.
  • Wilson led all players in points with five after dishing a game-high three assists.
  • William Evon tied for the game-high eight ground balls.

SEASON FINALE:

The Husson men's lacrosse team finished out the 2019 season with a 4-7 overall record while breaking even in conference play, 3-3. Only the top-two teams in the NAC advance to the NAC/NECC semifinal round of playoffs this season.