Thursday, March 14, 2019

Vassar Tripped Up At Maritime

Recap, photo courtesy of Vassar College
BRONX, N.Y. – The Vassar men's lacrosse team was outscored 5-1 in the first half, and despite a late push, could not overcome the early deficit. The Brewers scored three unanswered goal in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell 8-5 to the Privateers on Wednesday evening. Senior James Thomas (Manhasset, NY) led Vassar with two goals, while sophomore Tomas Meade (Corvallis, OR) tallied a goal and an assist.

Maritime has won its fourth game in a row and moves to 4-1, while the Brewers slip to 2-3.

The Privateers got on the board 36 seconds after the opening faceoff and then scored twice more in the first quarter to go up 3-0 at 5:58. Thomas netted his first goal at 2:06, but the Brewers were held scoreless until the third afterward. Maritime notched four-straight from 13:08 in the second to 12:08 in the third to take a commanding 7-1 lead. Freshman Connor Deehan (Westwood, MA) finally sparked the Brewers when he netted the unassisted goal at 6:20.

Down 8-2 heading into the fourth, a Vassar come back looked challenging. Meade found Thomas early in the quarter to cut the lead to five, and then Dekker Stebel (San Diego, CA) made it an 8-4 game at 4:45. Meade was the final score off a Spencer Duryee (Whitehouse Station, NJ) assist.

Matthew Lowery (Bel Air, MD) won 11-of-17 faceoffs and scooped up a team-high eight groundballs. Cooper Vorel (Boonton Township, NJ) led the defense with two caused turnovers and also had three groundballs.

The Privateers' Matt DeMeo led all scorers with four goals and two assists. 

Senior Matt Boyd (Essex Fells, NJ) started in goal and recorded 10 saves. Maritime's Justin Weigold had 12. 

Vassar now begins their spring break trip to Florida. The first match will be against Liberty League foe St. Lawrence on Saturday in Tampa. Game is set to start at 4:30 p.m.

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