LEICESTER, Mass. – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse cruised to a 22-4 non-conference victory over Becker College on Wednesday evening at Alumni Field.
How it Happened: The Mariners went on a 13-goal run to open up the game and never looked back on their way to victory.
Inside the Numbers: Jayden Wilson (Lewiston, Maine) led the Mariners with five goals and set a Maine Maritime men's lacrosse single-game record with nine assists. Wilson broke the previous record of seven, held by Andrew DiSalvo.
Jacob Belanger (Brunswick, Maine) tallied five goals and an assist, Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) recorded four goals and an assist and Evan Golembeske (New Milford, Conn.) contributed three goals and an assist. Caden White (Woodstock, Vt.) recorded two goals and two assists, while Alex Snowman (Sarasota, Fla.) chipped in with a pair of goals, Oliver Bird (Brunswick, Maine) tallied a goal and Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) recorded three assists.
Defensively, Ian Haines (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high 12 ground balls and four caused turnovers. Both A. Snowman and Jed Astbury (Bridgewater, Vt.) went 10-of-12 from the face off.
Phil Garcia led the Hawks with two goals, while Matt Guerin and Chris Bullock both added a goal. Ryan Clifford led Becker with five ground balls.
Garrett Ruszkowski (Saugus, Mass.) earned the victory in net for the Mariners, collecting three saves in three quarters of play, while Becker's Trey McMillen stopped 13 shots in just over 25 minutes in net, and Daniel Whittenburg recorded 14 saves in relief.
The Mariners dominated from the face off going 25-of-30, while also holding a 48-22 advantage in ground balls and an 83-18 advantage in shots.
Up Next: The Mariners improve to 3-0 overall, for the first time since 2009, while the Hawks drop to 0-2 on the season. Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday, March 7 when they travel to take on UMass. Boston at 1:00 pm.