The Spartan Lacrosse team returned to campus after winning two games up in Maine last weekend. Castleton is on a five game winning streak and outscored their opponents 32-8 on their trip up north. The Spartans beat Johnson State College 16-3 before leaving for Maine. It was the first game played in Castleton’s backyard this season, and the Spartans dominated the transition play. The offense was led by Brett Quillia tallying 6 assists and adding a goal himself. Mike DelDotto put 3 goals in the back of the neck, and Phil Barry had 2 goals and 3 assists. Jake Rick played a phenomenal back and forth throughout the game scoring 2 goals, assisting on 2 goals, and leading the team with 13 ground balls. Jimmy VanDerKar lead a strong group of Spartan defensemen, and grabbed 11 ground balls in the process.
Castleton started the weekend against Thomas College winning 11-8 in a hard fought game. Mike DelDotto scored 2 goals, as Phil Barry assisted on 3 goals, and scored 2 goals of his own. Spartan goalie Chris Wynne posted 23 saves in the victory. On Sunday morning Castleton put on a scoring clinic against St. Joseph’s College. The Spartans won the game 21-0 and put 11 players in the scoring column. Mike Martinez lead all scorers with 4 goals in the shutout. Tyson Chouinard scored 3 goals, as Mike DelDotto found the back of the net 2 times, and tallied 2 assists.
The Spartans will play host to Lyndon State College on April 15, and finish up their Norther Atlantic Conference play at Becker College on April 19.