WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College men's lacrosse team fell to Castleton University, 14-1, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play on Monday night at Smith Field.
The Terriers move down to 1-4 (0-2 NAC) while the Spartans climb over .500 at 5-4 (2-1 NAC).
The Spartans took a 1-0 lead in the first quarter as Kevin McCarthy buried his first of four goals on the night on a feed from Jason Sedell.
Castleton's offense was too much for the Terriers as they tallied seven goals in the second quarter. Goals from Sedell, Micky Prozinski, Colin Clark, Tyler Crowningshield, McCarthy and two goals from Sam Siegel gave their team an 8-0 lead at the break. Kyle Lutinski finished the half with three assists.
The Spartans scored four times in the third period, with McCarthy earning two of those goals and Lutinski picking up three more assists. In the fourth quarter, Colton Leno scored twice for the Spartans before Colby Blondin (Colchester, Vt.) finally broke through for the Terriers with 3:16 remaining in the contest.
McCarthy finished with a game-high four goals while Siegel, and Leno each added a pair. Lutinski contributed with six assists and nine groundballs in the win.
Blondin scored the Terriers lone goal and added a team-high four shots.
Connor Lamberton (Shohola, Pa.) made 14 saves in goal for Thomas while Brandon Myron and Dakota Jones combined with two saves for Castleton.
The Terriers will continue their conference schedule on Wednesday, April 5 as they host Lyndon State at 4:00 p.m.