Spartans sweep the Roos

In regular season play, the men’s lacrosse team traveled to play the SUNY Canton Roos on Saturday and beat the home team 18-5 on Saturday afternoon.

Thirteen different players scored for the Spartans and head coach Bo McDougall was proud of his team for that.

“I couldn’t be happier with the balanced scoring we’ve been able to have,” he said. “It shows our depth and our unselfishness.”

Senior Spencer Hunt led the Spartans’ offense for the day grabbing three goals and dishing out three assists, giving him a total of six points.

In the first quarter, the Spartans gained an early lead with two goals from junior Alex Green. Phil Patterson and Paul Saulsbury each followed suit to put the Spartans up 4-0. The Roos answered with two goals from Chris Gamble before the end of the quarter.

However, these were the only two goals the Roos would grab in the first half as Castleton held them scoreless in the second quarter. The Spartans scored five more before the end of the half, including goals from Hunt and junior Will Stuhler.

Hunt scored his second of the game with 8:59 left in the first half and Kenny Bourneuf and Sam Bailey each added goals.

The Roos came out in the second half fighting when Garrett DiTullio scored just eight seconds into the quarter. He scored again a few minutes later, but then the Spartans answered with a 6-0 run to have a comfortable 15-4 lead.

In the fourth quarter, the Roos scored another goal, but that wasn’t enough for a comeback. Freshmen Zach Devoid, Taylor Devoid and Matt Nota each netted goals in the final minutes of play to finalize the score at 18-5.

Sophomore Ben Roberts led the Spartans in ground ball pickups with seven and went 19-for-26 in faceoff wins. Freshman goalie, Peter Latulippe made 18 saves on the day giving him his seventh win of the season.

Castleton is now 11-3 on the season, which matches their total amount of wins from last season.

“Matching last season’s win total is a great accomplishment for our team,” McDougall said. “It means we’re moving in the right direction as a program. It is also nice to have been able to win games against teams that got the best of us last year.”

The Spartans will host Lyndon State for their final North Atlantic Conference game April 24 at 7 p.m.

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