Corsairs, and the Corsairs whoop Bucks

By Justin McKinney, Staff Writer

The Corsairs managed to hold strong against the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers this past Wednesday.

However on Saturday they fell to the University of Southern Maine Huskies in overtime.

In the first quarter against the Bucs the Corsairs managed to net a couple of goals of their own as D.J. Miller and Jordan Torres snuck two past the Bucs.

Donovan Prozinski assisted on Miller’s goal which put the Corsairs up by two. However, the Bucs found their own offensive success early on as they managed to score two straight to end the quarter and tie the game at two.

To kick off the second quarter the Bucs managed to take the lead sneaking a goal past Matt LaFond.

However, the Corsairs had an answer as Anthony Gallo netted his own to tie the game at three midway through the quarter. Shortly after Sean Peters chimed in with a goal assisted by Torres, giving the Corsairs a one goal lead. Again though the Bucs offense found life as they tied the game at four.

While the Bucs again managed to regain the lead from the Corsairs, it only seemed to bring life to the Corsairs offense. After the Bucs goal Prozinski, Austin Titus, Peters, and Torres scored four straight goals for the Corsairs.

The late game surge was enough to push the Corsairs past the Bucs and earn their third win of the year.

Goalie Matt LaFond had a stellar performance in the game as he posted an .800 save percentage as well as sixteen saves.

On Saturday though, it was a much tougher outing for the Corsairs, while they certainly hung with Southern Maine and could have certainly won, luck was not in their favor as they fell to the Huskies with 30 seconds left in overtime.

The Huskies stormed out of the gates and led the Corsairs by two goals at one point in the first quarter. However, Prozinski, Gallo, and Peters all threw their hats in the ring for four total goals. Prozinski even managed to add two stats next to his name as he netted an extra goal than Gallo and Peters.

Peters and Prozinski scored another set of goals, however Southern Maine was steadfast on their own attack and managed to keep the deficit from growing to any more than one.

As the third started Southern Maine managed to tie the game and the tie held fast into the fourth.

While Torres and Prozinski both managed to score in fourth, it didn’t stop the huskies from knotting the game at eight and bringing the game into over-time.

The Corsairs played fantastic defense, however it was not enough as the huskies managed to net a goal to end the game as the final seconds of over-time ticked away.

While the Corsairs fell to 0-3 in LEC play, if they win out the rest of their in-conference games they will make the LEC tourney and have a shot at the NCAA tourney.

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