BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – Maritime hosted Bridgewater State Wednesday evening in MASCAC play at Clean Harbors Stadium. The three seed Bears jumped out to an early lead and preserved it for 60 minutes, beating the Bucs, 14-7.
For The Buccaneers, junior Cammi Balentine (Haverhill, Mass) scored three goals to lead the Buc attack. Leading scorer, Casey Sullivan (Sagamore Beach, Mass) scored twice and added two assists. Both Balentine and Sullivan had two caused turnovers, Sullivan also had three draw controls. Senior Captain, Erica Overstreet (Bridgewater, Mass) and freshman Nora McLaughlin (Quincy, Mass) each scored once to round out the Maritime scoring. Sophomore Anna Deely (Marstons Mills, Mass) picked up a game-high seven draw controls. With the seven draw controls, Deely is now the all-time leader in draw controls in program history with 177. The record was previously held by Dahlia Seggelin, current Buccaneers, Heather Seggelin's (Sharon, Mass) sister. Defensively, Amanda Gould (Buzzards Bay, Mass) tied for the game-high with four caused turnovers. In goal, freshman net minder Laura Kleber (Westport, Mass) made five saves on 19 shots and allowed the 14 Bridgewater goals.
Bridgewater's Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass) led all scorers in the game with six goals. Elizabeth Ettridge (Marshfield, Mass) scored three goals for the Bears while Emily Hiller (Marion, Mass) scored twice. Kerrin O'Leary (Millbury, Mass), Jacqueline DeLorey (Westwood, Mass) and Lindsay Brown (East Longmeadow, Mass) each scored once for the visitors. Four different players, including Hiller and DeLorey tallied assists in the game. Defensively, Lisa Moynihan (Norwood, Mass) tied for the game-high in caused turnovers with four. Moynihan also led the Bears with six draw controls. In goal for Bridgewater, Hayley Barner (Westwood, Mass) saved seven of the 14 shots she saved and allowed the seven Maritime goals.
It took just over three minutes for the Bears to break the scoreless tie on a man-up goal by McDonough to give BSU a 1-0 lead. They took that 1-0 advantage and turned it in to a 9-0 lead by the 4:30 mark of the first half. Down by nine, the Bucs went on a little run of their own, scoring three unanswered, two from Sullivan, one from Balentine, before the end of the first half.
Down 9-3 to begin the second half, the Bucs once again held the current three seed in the MASCAC to no goals in the first four minutes before the Bears scored their 10th goal just before the 26-minute mark of the second half. McDonough would score another five minutes later to take an 11-3 lead. Balentine and Sullivan would combine for a goal at the 20-minute mark which was followed by a Bear 3-0 run over the next six minutes. Down 14-4, the Bucs found their way on to the scoreboard three more times before the end of the game, ultimately falling, 14-7, to the Bears.
Next up for the Bucs is a MASCAC meeting with MCLA in North Adams, Mass on Friday night at 7pm.