Castleton State vs. Kean
April 20, 2009
The Game Story:
Castleton, VT - The Castleton State College men’s lacrosse team dropped a non-conference match-up with Kean University 12-8 Monday afternoon. With the loss Castleton falls to 8-5 on the season, while Kean improves to 11-5.

C.J. Gannon broke through for the Cougars 3:19 into the contest, scoring his 20th goal of the season unassisted. Derek Riley answered one minute later off a feed from Kirk Bolduc to tie the score at 1-1. Kean used a 7-3 run that spanned into the second period to take an 8-4 lead on Jazimar Bailey’s eighth goal of the season with 2:52 remaining before halftime. Castleton answered with the final two goals before halftime, and the first of the second half to make it 8-7 as Jake Rick tallied his 11th midway through the third period. It was as close as Castleton would come, however, as Kean outscored the Spartans 4-1 down the stretch to earn the win.

Nine different Cougars found the net, led by Eric Gillar and Scott Leathem who each had two goals and one assist. Nick Angrisani also had a pair of goals, while Gannon, Bailey, and Chris DeCarlo each had one goal and one assist. John Gesumaria stopped 11 shots in the win, including six in the fourth period to seal the win.

Senior, Phil Barry led the Spartan attack with three goals and one assist, while Rick added two goals and one assist. Ryan Bartlett and Kevin McCarthy each had one goal and one assist. Michael Mamunes made 13 saves for Castleton.

Kean returns home to take on Richard Stockton Saturday afternoon in a pivotal Skyline Conference match-up beginning at 1:00 pm.

Castleton wraps up its regular season Wednesday at Lyndon State at 4:00 pm. The Spartans have already wrapped up the top-seed in the upcoming NAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday at a time yet to be determined.