Men’s lacrosse sweeps pair of weekend conference games

The Castleton State College lacrosse team swept its weekend set of games with a 17-12 win over Husson on April 14 and a 10-8 win over Maine Maritime the following day.

The Spartans used a 6-1 run against Husson in the third period to run away with the game. During the stretch, five different Spartans tallied a goal, including a pair from A.J. Groot.

Nohea King led the way for the Spartans, garnering a season-high six points on four goals and two assists. Also, Zach Davidson had himself a day with four goals, and Groot added two goals and two assists.

Castleton ripped off 37 shots over the course of the game, slightly more than the 33 shots by Husson. Husson, though, grabbed the edge in face-offs, winning 17 out of 32 attempts.

Eric Horsfield made eight saves for the Spartans in the win.

On Sunday against Maine Maritime, Castleton went on a 4-1 run in the second period to take control of a tightly contested game.

Trailing 4-2 after ten minutes of the game, the Spartans used their 4-1 run plus a fifth goal that was scored in the first period to go into halftime with a 7-5 lead.

The Spartans didn’t look back after those goals, scoring three goals in the second half to take home a 10-8 win.

Alex Green and Groot led the Spartans charge with two goals and one assist each.

Although the Spartans were out shot by Maine Maritime 32-27, they gathered more ground balls then Maine, 39-34.

Eric Horsfield made 12 saves in the win for the Spartans.

With the two wins over the weekend, the Spartans improve their overall record to 7-7, but more importantly, they improve to 6-1 in the North Atlantic Conference.

Castleton’s next game is on Wednesday when it will host opponent SUNY Cobleskill in a non-conference match-up.

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