Martinez Nets Eight, as Castleton Defeats Maine Maritime

Castleton, VT - Michael Martinez (Barrington, IL) scored a career-high eight goals to lead Castleton State College to a 16-10 win over Maine Maritime Academy in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) mens lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.

Martinez converted four goals in the first half and four more in the second, including three during a 6-0 run that spanned the final 10 minutes of the third period and first two of the fourth. During the stretch, Castleton turned a 7-6 deficit into a 12-7 lead, effectively putting the game away.

Andrew DiSalvo (Glastonbury, CT) scored two quick goals to open the second half, giving the Mariners the 7-6 lead with 13:45 left in the third period. From that point on, Martinez and the Spartans took over. Jake Rick (Rochester, NY) set up Martinezs 26th goal of the season with 10:16 left in the period to tie the game at seven all.

James Bascom (Barre, VT) scored unassisted with 8:29 left to give the Spartans the lead they would not relinquish. Samuel Bailey (Hartford, VT) scored 25 seconds later to push the lead to 9-7, and Kevin McCarthy (Johnson, VT) added an unassisted tally two minutes later before Martinez capped the rally with a pair of goals.

McCarthy ended the game with three goals, while Bailey added two goals and two assists. Rick and Nohea King (St. Albans, VT) each tallied one goal and one assist, and Bascom rounded out the scoring with a single marker.

DiSalvo scored a team-high six goals and Wade Mondoux (North Berwick, ME) tallied two. Tom Houle (Manchester, NH) had one goal, two assists and Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA) chipped in one goal and one assist.

Castleton was solid all game in transition, corralling 70 ground balls to 38 for the Mariners, and going 19 for 24 on clear attempts. The Spartans also held a commanding edge on face-off winning 21 of 29. Rick had a game-high 14 ground balls, while MacDerment added 11 and was 18 for 23 in the face-off circle.

Kevin Boucher (Gorham, ME) stopped 15 shots in between the pipes for the Mariners, while David DeGhetto (Clifton, NJ) made 11 saves in the win.

Castleton returns to action tomorrow afternoon when the Spartans play host to University of Maine-Farmington at 2:00 p.m. in conference action. Maine Maritime will travel to Green Mountain College tomorrow afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. NAC face-off.


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