Score: Mass. Maritime 14, Emerson 10
Records: Emerson Lions (4-9, 0-7 NEWMAC) ; Mass. Maritime Buccaneers (5-9, 1-6 NEWMAC)
Location: Buzzards Bay, Mass. (Clean Harbors)
Date: May 1, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson men's lacrosse team traveled to Mass. Maritime for its final NEWMAC contest of its 2017 campaign as the Lions were bested by the Buccaneers, 14-10, on Monday night as sophomore Jared Brush (Grosse Pointe Park, Mi.) tallied four goals and senior Austin Max (Nashville, Tenn.) netted three.
Sophomore Cameron Radenberg had 2 goals and 6 assists for a combined 8 points on the night. This breaks the Men's Lacrosse single season points and assists record with 29 assists and 59 total points on the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Mass. Maritime topped Emerson in the first 15 minutes and found the back of the net six times to take the 6-1 lead over the Lions.
- The Buccaneers scored four goals a little under three and a half minutes through the quarter before Brush notched a goal to put the Lions on the board at 10:12.
- Goals by Keaghan Bartley and Ted Powers closed out the first stanza to give Mass. Maritime the five goal lead.
- After Benjamin Avakian put in Mass. Maritime's seventh goal, Emerson registered back-to-back goals starting with one from senior Taelon Ratliff (La Jolla, Calif.) and was followed by a man-up net by Max at the 9:29 mark to put the score at 7-3.
- Through the final 6:22 of the second quarter, Powers, Franklin Ragge and Avakian extended the Mass. Maritime lead to seven at 10-3 to enter the half.
- Avakian notched the Buccaneers 11th goal at 13:47 that was answered by a pair of goals from Brush through the midst of the third quarter with the lead down to six at 11-5.
- Powers and Bartley wrapped the third as they fired in the 12th and 13th Mass. Maritime nets to push its lead to 13-5.
- Emerson outscored Mass. Maritime, 5-1, over the course of the final quarter and outshot the Buccaneers 12-10, and began the fourth stanza with a trio of goals with the score at 13-8.
- Set up by sophomore Cameron Radenberg (Los Angeles, Calif.) at 13:29, Brush poured in his fourth goal of the game before Radenberg and Max inched the Lions within five.
- Powers snuck in Mass. Maritime's 14th an final goal at 9:46 as Emerson was able to record a pair of goals from Radenberg and Max to put the final at 14-10.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Brush countered for four of Emerson's 10 goals, followed by three from Max, a pair from Radenberg and one from Ratliff, his first of the season.
- Radenberg matched his two goals with an overall game best six assists, sophomore Fernando Gutierrez (Lancaster, Penn.) finished 13-for-26 in the X and scooped up a game high seven ground balls and sophomore Marshall Tate (Taunton, Mass.) caused three turnovers.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Bailey Kennedy (Swampscott, Mass.) came away with nine saves in the loss.
- Powers led Mass. Maritime with five goals, Ryan McNeil had three assists, Michael Sharry picked up six ground balls and Andrew Cook had two caused turnovers.
- Michael Dolan was credited with the win for the Buccaneers as he manned the net for the first 30 minutes with five saves and allowed three goals, while Jeffrey Statile and Samuel Lyons finished the second half with three saves and let in seven goals.
- Mass. Maritime topped Emerson in ground balls (41-31), in the X (15-13), took 41 shots to the Lions 29 and were 18-for-21 on clears.
- Emerson finished 17-for-20 on clears and converted on three of its six man-up opportunities.
- Emerson and Mass. Maritime's seasons have both come to a close.
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