BRONX, N.Y. (April 8, 2015) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's lacrosse team captured the Captain John Hagedorn Cup for the seventh-straight season with a 10-7 victory on the road at rival SUNY Maritime College. The Mariners improve their record to 4-6 overall, while the Privateers fall to 5-5.
Seven different players scored for the Mariners, who led 9-3 after three quarters of play. The advantage reached seven goals when freshman Max Maudsley (Wilton, Conn.) notched his first career tally to make it 10-3 Merchant Marine early in the fourth. However, SUNY Maritime made it interesting in the final 10 minutes of action, scoring four straight to come back within three goals, 10-7. The Mariners were able to hold off the rally, though, thanks in part to four fourth-quarter saves by senior Alex Peyreigne (Weston, Conn.).
Peyreigne finished the night with 17 saves for his fourth victory of the year. The senior goalie also picked up a game-high six groundballs.
Senior Geoff Harty (Chicago, Ill.) and freshmen Pat Coll (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and Nick Treon (Danville, Pa.) all scored two goals each for the Mariners. Treon led the squad with five points as he also added three assists, while Harty had two helpers and Coll chipped in with one dime.
In addition to Maudsley, junior Rob Tirrito (Centerport, N.Y.), sophomore Chris Whitenack (East Meadow, N.Y.) and freshman Zachary Mullins (Houston, Texas) also found the back of the net. Whitenack went 11-for-20 in faceoffs and tied Coll and senior Kyle Sammis (Dix Hills, N.Y.) with four groundballs. Sammis and junior Gus Sawicki (Louisville, Colo.) led the squad with two caused turnovers each.
The Privateers were led by senior Paul Grubb, who recorded a hat trick with three goals. Freshman goalie Brendan McNally made 14 saves in the losing effort.
Up next is a visit by the University of Scranton to Brooks Stadium this Saturday, April 12, for a Landmark Conference showdown. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.