MMA Softball, Lacrosse Teams to Open Seasons



CASTINE — The still-plentiful snow cover attests to the fact that Winter’s still not over.

But the Maine Maritime Academy softball team is just hours away from its first game, and the lacrosse team is not far behind.

The Lady Mariners will open this weekend at the University of Maine Dome, facing Fisher College in a single game tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

The schedule:
March 13: Fisher College at UMaine Dome, 5 p.m.
March 14: Fisher College at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.
March 21: Massachusetts Maritime at UMaine Dome (2), 10 a.m.
April 1: UMaine – Presque isle (2), 4 p.m.
April 5: at Newbury College (2)
April 8: Thomas College (2), 2 p.m.
April 11: UMaine – Farmington (2), noon.
April 14: at Colby College, 4 p.m.
April 18: at Castleton State College (2), 1 p.m.
April 19: at Green Mountain College (2)
April 22: at Husson University (2)
April 25: Johnson State College (2), noon.
April 26: Lyndon State College (2), noon.

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The Mariners lacrosse team will host Green Mountain College in its season opener March 21 on MMA’s artificial turf surface.

New coach Mike Capotosto, a Springfield College graduate who came to MMA after coaching at Mount Ida College, has inherited a strong group of returning players.

Offensively, the Mariners boast two of the top attack players in the North Atlantic Conference.

The schedule:
March 21: Green Mountain College, 1 p.m.
March 25: Thomas College, 4 p.m.
March 28: St. Joseph College, 1 p.m.
April 1: at Husson University, 3:30 p.m.
April 4: Castleton State College, 1 p.m.
April 8: at Lyndon State College, 3 p.m.
April 11: at Mount Ida College, 1 p.m.
April 16: at University of Southern Maine, 4 p.m.
April 18: at Emerson College, 4 p.m.
April 22: at Johnson State College, 4 p.m.

For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Ellsworth American.

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