Castleton State vs. Husson
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
Castleton, VT - Castleton State College battled through 30 minutes of even lacrosse with Husson, but the seasoned Spartans proved to be too much down the stretch and defeated the young Eagles 15-6 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action Saturday afternoon

Castleton trailed 3-1 after the first period as Sam Smith, Chris Lloyd and Ben Landry each scored, after Kirk Bolduc made it 1-0 Castleton.

The Spartans pulled even in the second period, outscoring the Eagles 3-1 to make it 4-4 at halftime. The third period proved pivotal, as Castleton put the game out of reach with seven unanswered goals, and did not allow an Eagle shot. Phil Barry scored two of his game-high three goals in the third period to pace the Spartan attack.

Bolduc and Michael Martinez each finished with two goals, while Kevin McCarthy added one goal and one assist for the 8-4 (7-0 NAC) Spartans. Craig MacDerment and Jake Rick paced the Spartan transition, each scoring one goal and one assist, with MacDerment going a perfect 12-for-12 on face offs and Rick grabbing 13 ground balls.

Anthony Diaz led the Eagles with two goals, while Smith had one goals and two assists for 4-7 (3-5 NAC) Husson.

Mike Mamunes stopped eight shots in 40:47 before being relieved by David DeGhetto who stopped two over the final 19:13.

Matt Linnell made 20 saves in the loss for Husson.
Castleton returns to action Monday afternoon at 4:00 pm when the Spartans play host to Kean University in non-league action.