CASTINE, Maine – Dean Samuelson (Ellsworth, Maine) scored three goals and dished out an assist in Maine Maritime Academy's 17-6 loss to Curry College on Wednesday afternoon.
The Colonels took a 4-0 lead into the second quarter, and added a man-up goal at 12:15 to take a 5-0 lead. Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) put the Mariners on the board with an unassisted goal at 9:58, and Tim Grant (East Northport, N.Y.) found Grant-Roy once again at 9:32 for a man-up goal to cut the deficit to just three goals.
Curry added two more goals to close out the half, taking a 7-2 lead into the intermission.
Samuelson scored his first goal of the game at 12:04 in the third quarter, and added another at 8:48, but Curry scored six times in the third to take a 13-4 lead.
Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) added his third goal of the season with 8:04 remaining in the fourth quarter, and Samuelson secured the hat trick with a man-up goal at 3:17 on a pass from Brendan Broderick (Messenda, N.Y.). The Colonels added four more goals in the fourth to claim the 17-6 victory.
Samuelson ended the afternoon with three goals, two ground balls and an assist, Grant-Roy tallied five ground balls, two goals, two caused turnovers and an assist and Martel grabbed a goal and dished out an assist, while causing one turnover and scooping up a ground ball. Ryan McLellan (Sidney, Maine) two turnovers, and scooped up a ground ball, while Cody Schell (Pasadena, Md.) stopped 12 shots in net, and scooped up a team-high six ground balls.
Matt Serra led Curry with four goals and an assist, while teammates Mj Urbano, Ed Johnson, Brandon Flaim and Tom Cashin added a pair of goals each. Chris Bronander led all players with four caused turnovers, while Steven Grogan scooped up a game-high nine ground balls, going 13-of-19 from the faceoff. Shane O'Brien earned the win in net for the Colonels, stopping eight shots.
The Mariners fall to 0-4 on the season, while Curry improves to 5-0. Maine Maritime will return to action next Friday, March 25 when they host Norwich University before opening up North Atlantic Conference play against Green Mountain College on Saturday, March 26.
(Release courtesy of the Maine Maratime Sports Information Department)