Castleton Handle Hartwick in Penalty-Filled Battle

Castleton, Vt. - In a physical game that included a combined 29 penalties for nearly 25 penalty minutes, Zach Davidson and Nohea King helped propel the Spartans to a 14-8 victory over Hartwick on Tuesday evening at Spartan Stadium.

Davidson led the Castleton squad with four goals and five assists, while King notched three goals, including his 100th career tally. King became the first Spartan since 2010 to eclipse the milestone with his goal in the fourth quarter.

Castleton jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first two goals of the game. Davidson scored off a pass from Sam Bailey with 6:31 left in the first quarter and Will Stuhler followed suit with a score just under two minutes later to give the Spartans an early 2-0 lead.

The Hawks got on the board when Harry Hughes struck with 1:43 remaining in the first frame. At the beginning of the second quarter the Hawks knotted the score when Mike Vaglica notched the equalizer just 41 seconds into the frame, tying the game at 2-2.

The Spartans took advantage of a handful of Hartwick miscues, capitalizing on seven second quarter penalties called on the Hawks. Castleton notched two man-up scores in the quarter that began a 6-0 run to finish the half.

Ken Bourneuf and Nohea King scored during man-advantage situations at the 11:25 mark and the 5:49, respectively. Spencer Hunt notched a goal in transition to put the home team up 5-2 with 4:52 left in the period. Davidson notched his second goal of the day on a backhanded catch-and-shoot play with 2:12 left in the half. Phil Patterson and Luke Titus each scored before the halftime break, giving the Spartans an 8-2 advantage at the half.

In the second half the Hawks and Spartans played even. Hughes notched five of the Hawks' six second half goals but his prolific offensive performance wasn't enough.

In the third, King and Davidson each scored once over a 42 second span, from 9:52 to 9:10, to put the Spartans ahead 10-3. In the final frame, the Spartans got two goals from Hunt, one from Davidson, and a tally from King. King's third goal of the game marked the 100th of his career.

Owen Hartman led the Spartan defense with six ground balls and two caused turnovers, while Ryan Cave notched five ground balls and forced one turnover. Hughes led the Hawks with six scores, while Shane Latsko led the squad with six ground balls and 13 faceoff wins.

Castleton goalie Peter Latulippe earned the win, turning away 14 Hartwick attempts. Hartwick goalies Carl Lengel and Matthew Galvin split time in net, with Lengel making eight saves and taking the loss while Galvin stopped two shots.

The Spartans will take the field again on Friday, Mar. 29 when they will play Green Mountain College at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Spartan Stadium due to field conditions in Poultney.

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CASTLETON, VT- In a physical game that included a combined 29 penalties, host Castleton went on a 6-0 run in the second quarter on its way to a 14-8 victory over Hartwick on Tuesday evening at Spartan Stadium. The loss drops the Hawks to 4-3 overall while the Spartans improve to 4-2.

Castleton jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first two goals of the game. The Hawks got on the board when Harry Hughes (Holtsville, NY/Sachem East) struck with 1:43 remaining in the first frame. At the beginning of the second quarter, the Hawks knotted the score when Mike Vaglica (Newton, MA/Newton North) notched the equalizer just 41 seconds into the frame to tie the game at 2-2.

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