Cold weather and snowy conditions brought about a slow start to the season, but when the time came the men’s lacrosse team was ready and eager to play.
Castleton faced Thomas College on March 23.
The Spartans shut the Terriers down with a score of 16-3 on what was a cold but beautiful sunny day.
Zach Davidson had two goals and a season-high five assists to lead the Spartan scorers. Alex Green and Taylor Swarter each had three goals and two assists. Will Stuhler, Alex Denny, Michael Ruggiero, and Sean Paradis also contributed two goals apeice.
Head Coach Bo McDougall is psyched about the roster this year.
“With the exception of two goalies, 33 out of 35 players saw time in the game today. It’s nice to finally have a full roster. This is what we have been working towards.” he said.
McDougall is confident in the team’s abilities and has a lot of talent to work with.
“We lost to good teams,” said McDougall. “Now that we have a full roster there is more competition at practice.”
Swarter knows as the season progresses the men will really show what they’re made of.
“It was a slow start to the season, but we are in conference play now. Things will pick up,” he said.
The game ended short due to a serious head injury for the Terriers. With 3:10 left in the game, a player from Thomas took a shot to the head. Stretchers were used as a precautionary measure.
The Spartans now advance 2-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
Castleton will continue their season against Lyndon on March 25 at 7p.m. in a home contest.