Mariners Struggle to Find Offense Against Montclair; Fall 13-5 to Red Hawks
|Merchant Marine (5-4)||0||3||2||0||5|
|Montclair St. (7-3)||4||1||4||4||13|
|Merchant Marine||Montclair St.|
|G: Joseph Purcell - 2||G: Sam Morrissey - 4|
|A: Geoff Harty - 1||A: 3 Players (#12, #16, #31 - 2)|
|Sv: Alex Peyreigne - 7||Sv: Michael Dorn - 10|
|GB: Alex Peyreigne - 6||GB: 2 Players (#11, #14 - 4)|
|Team Statistics||Merchant Marine||Montclair St.|
|Face Offs Won||11||11|
Montclair, NJ – Despite outshooting their adversaries 35-31, the United States Merchant Marine Academy Mariners (5-4) were defeated by the Montclair State University Red Hawks (7-3) by a score of 13-5 Saturday afternoon in Montclair, NJ.
MSU nabbed an early 4-0 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. Although the Mariners outscored Montclair 3-1 in the second quarter to reduce their deficit to 5-3 heading into halftime, the Red Hawks controlled play for most of the second half, eventually coming away with the 13-5 victory.
Once again Merchant Marine played a disciplined game, not allowing a single goal while down a man while only surrendering one extra-man opportunity. Unfortunately for the Mariners, their inability to capitalize on any of their seven extra-man opportunities severely hurt them throughout the contest.
Mariner's senior midfielder Sean Sheehy (Annapolis, MD) won half of the faceoffs he contested, going 11-for-22, while sophomore goalkeeper Alex Peyreigne (Weston, CT) made seven saves for Merchant Marine.
USMMA returns to action Wednesday, April 3 when they take on Misericordia at 7:00 PM in Kings Point.