April 6, 2012

Spartans Tackle Terriers 23-2

Waterville, Maine—The Thomas College men's lacrosse team dropped a tough 23-2 loss to the Spartans of Castleton State College in a North Atlantic Conference game Friday afternoon at Alumni Field on the campus of Thomas College. Castleton's Alex Green had a game high six goals and three assists on the afternoon.   Sean Machin was the Terriers top performer scoring one of the team's total two goals.   With the loss the Terriers drop their third game in a row, while the visiting Spartans pick up their fourth win of the season and improve to 3-0 in NAC play. 

The Spartans (4-6, 3-0 NAC) came out strong scoring three unassisted goals in the first five minutes of the game off the stick of Aj Groot, Cam Ormiston, and Green.  The Terriers (1-7, 0-2 NAC) would answer when midfielder Gunnar Shelton scored a man-up goal to pull them within two.  The Spartans seemed un-phased as they would then go on to score five more goals to end the quarter with a score of 8-1. 

In the second quarter, the Spartans continued to score as they put 6 more goals past Terrier goalkeeper Jesse Morkeski.

At the break the Spartans held a 14-1 lead over the Terriers.

The Spartans continued their scoring frenzy in the third quarter as the Terriers defense allowed seven more goals.  Green scored three of his game high six goals in this quarter while Zach Davidson, Nohea King, Alex Brands, and Jake Krantz scored one goal each.  The Terrier's offense continued to remain quiet in the quarter recording 5 shots. 

Thomas would finally get back on the board at the beginning of the fourth when Machin scored unassisted to give the team its second and final goal of the game.  Spartans would go on to score two more times past the stick of Morkeski and finish the game with a 23-2 victory.    

Eric Horsfield got the win in goal for the Spartans making seven saves on nine shots while Morkeski shoulders the loss for the Terriers making 15 saves on 38 shots. 

Next up for the Terriers is a conference match up tomorrow afternoon against Green Mountain College at 1:15 p.m.