Senior Day Soured by Saxons in 3-2 Loss on Sunday Afternoon
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (October 20, 2013) – The Maritime women's soccer team ended its 2013 home season with a loss at the hands of the Alfred Saxons on Sunday afternoon by the score of 3-2 on Reinhart Field. The Privateers had a 2-0 lead in the first half, but were unable to hold off a sturdy Alfred offense.
Prior to the game, the team celebrated senior day in which three members of the team were honored for their efforts over the past several seasons with the team. Those honored were AudryAnna Ward (Youngsville, N.Y./Lake Huntington), Amy Hansen (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich ), and Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca).
The game began with a strong offensive surge from the Privateers as junior Kadie Hook (Monkton, Md./John Carroll), placed a through-ball down the middle of the field to Trenkamp, who then broke free of the Saxon defense and placed her team-leading 24th goal of the season into the back of the net to put Maritime up by a 1-0 score.
At 15:42 into the period, Trenkamp had another golden opportunity to score from a sharp angle along the right wing of the field but Alfred starting goalkeeper Samijo Scheer dove to her right and made the stretched-out save to keep the score at one. The Privateers had yet another opportunity on a free kick from outside the 18-yard box that hit off the top left of the post as it was Hook vying for her first goal of the game.
Several minutes later the Privateer added to their lead as Hook chipped another pass up ahead to freshman Marisa Athan (Mineola, N.Y./Mineola), who then picked the top left corner of the goal as Maritime increased its lead to 2-0 with 25 minutes gone by.
Less than a minute after the goal, Alfred trimmed the lead back to one as a long lead-pass from Keturah Gordon was picked up by Patricia Benahane, who then placed the ball into the goal after going one-on-one with Maritime sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East).
The lead remained at 2-1 into the halftime break with Alfred outshooting the Privateers by an 11-8 margin through the first 45 minutes. In the second half, Scheer traded in her goalie gloves for a field player uniform as Alicia Hanes took over in goal for the Saxons.
Just four minutes into the second half, Alfred tied the game up as it was Gordon to score her first of the season after notching the assist on Alfred's first goal. In the 61st minute the Saxons scored once again as Mariana Crevison took a pass from Scheer and sent a driving shot to the back of the net to give Alfred its first lead of the game.
Maritime continued to fight back after being held without a shot through the first 21 minutes of the second half. Athan had a strong chance in the 67th minute, while Hook had numerous opportunities to score as the Privateers continued to push towards tying the game. In the 87th minute, Hook had another golden opportunity to score after some swift passing by sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) and Ward, but the shot was pushed barely over the crossbar for a goal kick.
The clock eventually ran out on the Privateers as the squad lost their final non-conference game of the season by a 3-2 score.
Final shots were in favor of Alfred at a 21-17 margin, while corner kicks were in favor of the home team at a 7-2 clip. Hanes earned the victory after coming on in the second half as she picked up three saves and allowed no goals, Scheer allowed Maritime's two goals and also registered a pair of saves. Taking the loss was Hoar, as she ended the game with nine saves and three goals allowed.
Maritime (10-9, 2-5 Skyline) will conclude its 2013 regular season on Saturday morning out on Long Island as the Privateers travel to take on conference-foe St. Joseph's for an 11 a.m. kickoff. Alfred (5-10, 0-6 Empire 8) will take the long trip back up Future Route 86 and return home to take on Division II Daeman for a 7 p.m. start on Wednesday evening.