Bucs Lax Falls To UMass Boston In Close Battle To End Season
Great season Bucs; thank you seniors.
It’s been an awesome season watching and covering Mass Maritime lacrosse as they battled their way through the Little East and were able to host the first playoff game on campus. Unfortunately, the Bucs fell to UMass Boston yesterday in a 21-20 contest.
While the season ended with a heartbreaking loss, the Bucs showed improvement the whole season. They began the season 2-6 through March but rallied through April to finish the season with a record of 7-8 in the regular season. Earlier in the year, the Bucs were defeated by UMass Boston 20-9 at Clear Harbor Stadium and lost yesterday by only one goal; major improvement the whole year.
On Tuesday, Coach Bagby’s squad trounced Eastern Connecticut State for the second time this season; this time 15-5.
Against UMass Boston, the Bucs came out HOT. They scored 9 goals in the first quarter and a total of 13 in the first half. Standout freshman goalie Sean Lally even got in on the action scoring an unassisted goal in the first quarter.
Heading into the fourth quarter, UMB was up 18-17 when Spencer Jones, Mitch Maida, and Nick Lamattina ripped off back to back to back scores to go up 20-18. The Beacons stormed back though scoring twice to tie the game at 20-20. With ten seconds left, UMBs Charlie Chapman scored a goal to push the Beacons to the Little East finals. Devastating.
Maritimes offensive attack was lead by Spencer Jones with 6 goals, Nick Lamattina with 4, and Mitchell Maida with 5; a combined 15. Other goal scorers for the Bucs were Peter Raei, Gage Coolahan, Ryan Cameron, Sean Lally, and Braeden Kosiewicz with 1 a piece.
Sean Lally saw 34 total shots on goal and made 13 saves through the entirety of the game. Brian Rosher went 21-44 on face offs along with scooping up 9 ground balls and putting one shot on net.
While the Bucs do lose 10 seniors, next season looks bright. Junior captain and star defender Leo Allgaier returns along with the teams point leader Mitchell Maida. Freshman Sean Lally will be back in net and freshman face off man Brian Rosher returns after having a 59.25 face off win percentage. Other key contributors that’ll be back in blue and white are Nick Lamattina, Ryan Cameron, and Gage Coolahan.