Hornets fall to Eagles, Mariners

Hornets fall to Eagles, Mariners

CASTINE, Maine - The Lyndon men's lacrosse team fell to Husson University 11-0 on Friday at Boucher Field before dropping a 20-2 decision to the Maine Maritime Aacdemy Saturday afternoon. The Hornets dropped to 2-3 on the year and 2-2 in the North Atlantic Conference.

For Husson, Mitch Heaps earned his 100th career point as an Eagle in the win, scoring a goal and adding an assist. Eagle goalie John Hooper III made seven saves en route to earning the shutout victory, his first solo shutout of his career.

Hooper also led the Husson defense with five turnovers as he roamed outside of the crease to help the effort. Ben Landry scored a hat-trick and added an assist to lead the Eagles with four points on the day.

Nick Brown finished with three points on a goal and two assists, increasing his team-lead in assists to 21. Wayne Stubbs and Ben Potter each netted a pair of goals for Husson, while Chris Pelletier and Dustin Brett chipped in with a goal and an assist a piece for the Eagles.

Defensively, Mark Nardelli had three caused turnovers and four ground balls, while his defensive partners Matt Catalano and Matt Tabler each caused a pair of turnovers with five ground balls.

Husson led in every statistical category, but their biggest advantage came in the shots column, out-shooting Lyndon State 53-15 in the game. The Eagles also led the Hornets in ground balls, picking up 49 compared to 33 by the visitors. Husson won 12 of 15 faceoffs, thanks in large part to Dillon Shaw who won 10-12 draws and picked up a game-high eight ground balls.

The Eagles successfully cleared the zone 16 times on 21 attempts for 76 percent while holding the Hornets to 54 precent on clears, allowing 14 on 26 chances.

For Lyndon, Ryan Brown (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) was all over the field, taking a team-high six shots, while causing two turnovers, picking up three ground balls and won two faceoffs for the Hornets.

Goalkeeper Matt Reynolds (New Fairfield, CT) made 17 saves despite being tagged with the loss, while Caleb Noble (Rowley, Mass.) and Brad Collins (Richmond, Vt.) tied for the team lead with six ground balls a piece.

On Saturday, Tom Houle scored a team-season high six goals and tacked on two assists as Maine Maritime routed an injury-depleted Lyndon squad 20-2.

Houle finished his first hat trick before the first quarter was over as Maine Maritime jumped out to a 5-0 after 15 minutes. Brian Corain, Andrew DiSalvo and Bronson Guimond each recorded a hat trick and three assists in the win.

DiSalvo's third assist of the day makes him the first Mariner pile up 100 assists in his career. Nick Snelling and Nick Betti each had three point afternoons. Snelling had a goal and two assists, while Betti posted a pair of goals and assisted on another.

Gavin Cote stopped seven shots in 51:07 of work for the victory. Reynolds made 22 saves. The Mariners outshot their guests 66-16. Brown scored both of the Hornets' goals. Dan Randall (Delmar, N.Y.) assisted on the first.