Kingsbury Earns First Win, as Spartans Beat Huskies

CASTLETON, Vt.--Tied 3-3 at halftime, Castleton scored five-straight goals in the third period to defeat Southern Maine, 10-4, in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans picked up their first win of the season and first victory in head coach Brian Kingsburys career (first season) to improve to 1-4 overall. The Huskies fall to 2-3 on the season.

Sophomore attackman Nohea King (St. Albans, Vt.) and sophomore midfielder Adam Groot (Canadaigua, N.Y.) led Castletons offense with two goals each on the afternoon. Kenneth Bourneuf (Waterbury, Vt.), Sam Bailey (Hartford, Vt.), Will Stuhler (Madison, N.J.), Jake Krantz (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and Brian McCarthy (Johnson, Vt.) chipped in with a marker apiece. Green led the team in assists with three, while King dished out two on the afternoon.

For Southern Maine, senior attackman Tim Bryant (Peterborough, N.H.) and junior midfielder Kayle Hamilton (Buxton, Maine) scored two goals each in the loss. Tyler Joseph (Hancock, N.H.) and Marc Stannard (Wilder, Vt.) both had assists.

Krantz opened up the scoring at 12:01 of the first period receiving a pass from Green directly in front of the crease and finished past Huskies goaltender Kyle Dussault (Lewiston, Maine) for a 1-0 lead and his first career goal.

King pushed Castletons lead to 2-0 at 4:14 of the first on ripping a wide open shot behind Dussault for his seventh of the season.

Hamilton cut Southern Maines deficit to 2-1 at 1:05 grabbing a groundball outside of the attack zone and drove towards the net unleashing a laser past Castleton goaltender Dave DeGhetto (Clifton, N.J.).

In the second, Bryant tied the contest up at 2-2 at 12:24 beating DeGhetto for his first marker of the season and added his second goal at 7:56 to take a 3-2 lead on a beautiful feed from Joseph in front of the crease.

With 1:45 remaining in the half, Bourneuf evened the score at 3-3 sniping a shot into the top right corner by Dussault that sparked an 8-0 run for the Spartans that spanning into the fourth period.

In the second half, Castleton scored five unanswered goals, highlighted by a beautiful individual effort from Bourneuf, stealing the momentum in the contest.

On a clear attempt for Southern Maine, junior defenseman Chris Roop (Gorham, Maine) attempted a long pass down field, but Bourneuf tipped the clear, scooped up the groundball and found King wide open directly in front of the net for his eighth goal of the season and second in the game.

The Spartans used two more goals to close out the period - only 55 seconds apart - as King capped the period zipping a pass to Groot from behind the net setting up junior midfielder for his third of the season with one second remaining in the frame. Castleton won the faceoff match up 9-15, went 17-27 in clears and picked up 46 groundballs. The Huskies won the turnover match up (Southern Maine 35, Castleton 37) and went 1 for 6 on extra-man opportunities.

Craig MacDerment (Clifton Park, N.Y.) was 8 for 12 in faceoffs, had four groundballs and two caused turnovers while King and Green had six groundballs each.

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday, March 30 at home against Norwich at 4:00 pm.

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CASTLETON, Vt. -- Tied 3-3 at halftime, Castleton State College scored five-straight goals in the third period to defeat the University of Southern Maine, 10-4, in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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