Maritime ends regular season undefeated in Skyline Play

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THROGGS NECK, NY – The last loss for the Maritime College men’s lacrosse team to a Skyline Conference opponent came against Mount St. Mary. That was 2018. The Privateers (9-7, 7-0 Skyline) extended their 23-game winning streak against conference opponents and capped off their third straight Skyline unbeaten campaign with a 17-3 victory over the Knights (8-7, 2-5 Skyline) at Reinhart Field.

Maritime, who had already won the No. 1 seed in the Skyline tournament last week, honored their five seniors –Josh Fix (Islip, NY) Jack Haberman (Port Washington, NY), John Moore (Syoset, NY), Kevin O’Connor (St. James, NY) and Kyle Orton (Lewes, DE)—before the contest. Orton then scored the game’s first goal just 1:28 into the first quarter.

Guillaume Prokesch (Sayville, NY) and Ryan Brice (Wall, NJ) added results in the first quarter, as the Privateers took a 3-0 lead. Maritime then beat Mount St. Mary 6-0 in the second quarter to extend their advantage to 9-0 at halftime.

After a pair of John Killcommons (Garden City, NY) Scores early in the third quarter made it 11-0, the Knights went on the board when Colby Martin found the back of the net at 10:15. However, Maritime scored the last three goals of the period and then capped the 17-3 victory by scoring three times in the fourth, including two six seconds apart by Charles Longon (Bellport, NY) and Parker Reilly (West Islip, NY).

Reilly was one of six Privateers with two or more goals, and he also had two assists. Killcommons also had four points on three goals and an assist, while Proksech, Longo and Connor Tomitch (Sayville, NY) all finished with two goals and an assist. Orton had a team-high five ground balls to go along with two goals, and Schnell had four points on a goal and three assists. He added four balls on the ground.

Brian Drost (Shoreham, NY) and Thomas Pellici (Manorville, NY) both recovered four balls on the ground, while Joe Kiernan (Northport, NY) and Patrick McGrath (Franklin Square, NY) each caused three of Mount St. Mary’s 31 turnovers. Starting goalie Michael Monahan (Rokonkoma, NY) (7-1) didn’t allow a goal and was credited with three saves in the first half. Jack Daresta (Massapequa, NY) made three saves, and Ben McGrady (Annapolis, MD) stopped a Mount St. Mary shot.

Martin had a goal and an assist for the Knights. Nick Gurello and Sean Mueller scored Mount St. Mary’s other goals. Joseph Angelillo picked up a team-high five ground balls, and Chris Maggio picked up four ground balls to go along with the top three team fly balls. Devin Kelley (7-7) played the first 45 minutes in front of goal and made 10 saves.

The top-seeded Maritimes will begin their quest for a third straight Skyline Conference tournament title by hosting a semifinal game on Wednesday. The Privateers will face the No. 4 seed, which will be either St. Joseph’s LI, Farmingdale or Merchant Marine.

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