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MMA Mariners lacrosse marches past Farmington

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by Craig Dagan, MMA Sports Director

Maine Maritime Academy marched past the University of Maine at Farmington 16-1 in North Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse action April 23 at Prescott Field.

The Farmington Beavers were outshot 45-24 in the match.

Christopher Keiley scored six goals and assisted on another to lead Maine Maritime. Andrew DiSalvo pitched in with two goals and three assists and Brian Corain added two goals and an assist. Tom Houle , Alex Grant, Wade Mondoux and Toddy Murphy each had a goal and an assist in the win.

Erik Milles made 12 saves for the Mariners. Jason Smith excelled defensively for MMA with eight ground balls and five caused turnovers.

MMA women’s softball sweeps double header against Farmington

The evening before, the MMA women’s softball team defeated the Beavers 5-3 and

3-1 in NAC action. The wins improved MMA to 17-6 (11-3) NAC.

The Mariners reached the scoreboard in the first inning off an RBI double by Mallery Stanley and an RBI single by Sabrina Keach, giving MMA a 2-0 lead. MMA added another run in the bottom of the second inning when Casey McCloskey grounded out an RBI, sending Autumn Jones home. The Mariners tacked on additional two runs in the fifth innings to push their lead to 5-0.

The Beavers scored three runs in the sixth inning, but went quietly in the seventh, so that MMA won 5-3

Erica Taylor picked up the win for MMA, going seven innings and allowing just three hits and one earned run, while striking out nine.

In game two, the Mariners scored an unearned run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. MMA scored two more runs in the second when Brittany Hunt singled to center, driving in two runs.

Casey McCloskey took care of the rest on the mound for MMA, scattering three hits while striking out six to pick up the win of the season.