Privateers surpass Men's Lacrosse

Trey McMillen

LEICESTER, Mass. --- The Becker College men's lacrosse team lost 18-1 to visiting Maritime College on Monday evening at Alumni Field in Leicester.

Becker's sole goal of the day came off the stick of senior Nicholas Mariano (Cranston, R.I. / Bishop Hendricken) with 34 seconds to go in the second quarter. Sophomore goalie Trey McMillen (Grapevine, Tex. / Grapevine) tallied 16 saves on the night.

For the Privateers, freshman Matt DeMeo (Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) led the offensive onslaught with a game-high six points as he notched four goals with a pair of assists. Senior Ian Danahy (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) had four points as he recorded two goals and two helpers. Senior Nick Pellegrino (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) had two goals and one assist, while sophomore Danny Connell (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) had the same stat line for three points.

Junior Brett Trodden (Putnam Valley, N.Y./Putnam Valley) and freshmen Mike Leake (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) and Collin Flannery (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) all had two-point nights as Leake and Flannery had two goals apiece, while Trodden tallied one goal and one assist on the night.

Senior T.J. Ragusa (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh), sophomore Mike Gomes (Dix Hills, N.Y./Commack) and freshman Daniel O'Sullivan (Manorville, N.Y./Eastport-South Manor) all had solo goals, while junior Michael Petty (Port Washington, N.Y./Paul D. Schreiber) and sophomore Shawn Callahan (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) added assists on the evening.

On faceoffs senior Anthony Gervasio (Huntington, N.Y./Walt Whitman) and freshman Joey Manno (Port Washington, N.Y./Paul D. Schreiber) split duties with Gervasio winning 10-of-11 draws, while Manno notched seven wins in 11 attempts on faceoffs.

Sophomore Patrick McAllister (Levittown, N.Y./MacArthur) led the team with three ground balls, while he was one of four to force a turnover. Also picking up caused turnovers in the win were junior Ian Ziemski (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), sophomore Mark Buchner (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh), and Connell. Petty along with senior John Piscitello Jr. (Bayville, N.Y./Locust Valley) and junior Justin Weigold (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) all had two ground ball games.

In goal senior Brendan McNally (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach) got the start and picked up the win as he went the first 37:37 in goal and stopped four shots while yielding the lone Becker tally. Senior Ian Ballou (Williamsburg, Va./Bruton) played the final 22:23 of the game and made one save.

Maritime led 6-0 through the first 15 minutes as Trodden, Flannery, DeMeo and Connell all scored while Pellegrino netted his two goals back-to-back to close out the first-quarter scoring. DeMeo added the first two goals of the second quarter before Becker struck late in the half as Maritime led 8-1 at halftime.

Becker is back in action on Wednesday when they head to Mount Saint Mary's College for a 7:00 p.m.

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