Men's Lacrosse Comes up Short in Heartbreaking Loss to SUNY Geneseo


he Maritime College men's lacrosse team battled non-conference opponent SUNY Geneseo all afternoon on Saturday, Feb. 23, but ultimately fell short in the final seconds as they lost 14-13. The Knights scored the game-winning goal with four seconds left in regulation to fend off the fourth quarter comeback by the Privateers. Maritime got off to a slow start in the opening frame as Geneseo converted on two quick goals to take a 2-0 advantage less than three minutes into the game. However, the Privateers rattled off five unanswered goals in response to take control with a 5-2 lead with 5:45 left in the first half. With the half closing out, the Knights stole the momentum heading into the locker room by netting a shot with six seconds left to make it a 5-4 Maritime advantage. However, Danny Connell (Seaford, N.Y./Seaford) found reigning ECAC and Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year, Matt DeMeo(Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) in the first minute of the second half to regain a two-score lead for the Privateers. A few minutes later, Mike Leake (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) scored the second goal of the half off a great pass from Mike Gom