May 7, 2011

Castleton Wins NAC Men's Lacrosse Title, 18-6

CASTLETON, Vt. - Alex Green (Braintree, Vt.) scored five goals andhanded out an assist to lead top-seeded Castleton State College to an18-6 win over second-seeded Husson University in the North AtlanticConference (NAC) men's lacrosse championship at Spartan StadiumSaturday evening.

Green, this season's NAC Rookie of the Year led nine differentSpartans in the scoring column, and upped his record-setting seasontotals to 49 goals and 69 points.

The Spartans set the tone early in the contest, as Tournament MostValuable Player Craig MacDerment (Clifton Park, N.Y.) won the firstthree face-offs of the contest and Castleton converted all three intogoals to take a 3-0 lead with just over 12 minutes remaining in theopening period. Will Stuhler (Madison, N.J.), Adam Groot (Canandaigua,N.Y.) and Brian McCarthy (Johnson, Vt.) each scored during the openingrally.

Castleton pushed the lead to 4-0 on Phil Patterson's (Essex, Vt.)12th goal of the season, before Tony Diaz (Brunswick, Maine) put theEagles on the board with an unassisted marker with nine minutesremaining.

The Spartans reeled off the next 12 goals, including a 7-0 secondperiod and a 4-0 third. Husson tacked on five goals in the fourth,including a 3-0 run with two goals coming from Ben Landry (Lewiston,Maine).

Patterson finished with three goals, and McCarthy posted a six-pointgame with two goals and four assists. Sam Bailey scored two goals andhad two assists, and provided the most exciting play of the game, abehind-the-head goal to make it 5-1 off a McCarthy assist. NAC Co-Playerof the Year Nohea King (St. Albans, Vt.) finished with two goals, whileGroot, Stuhler, David Whitlock (Randolph, Vt.) and Derek Riley(Randolph, Vt.) each posted single goals.

Landry led Husson with four goals, while Diaz and Mitch Heaps (Felton,Pa.) each scored on apiece.

Dave DeGhetto (Clifton, N.J.) made nine saves and allowed two goals in51:31, before giving way to Tom Manley (Londonderry, N.H.). Manleyallowed two goals and stopped two shots over the final 8:29.

John Hooper (Wakefield, R.I.) started in net for Husson and was liftedafter 24:23, stopping eight shots and yielding 10 goals. Eric Lund(Mansfield, Mass.) allowed eight goals and made four saves over thefinal 35:37.

MacDerment finished 16-for-19 on face-offs, and posted a game-high 17ground balls controlling possession for the Spartans. For the gameCastleton finished 22-of-27 in the face-off circle, while out-shootingthe Eagles 57-30.

Castleton improves to 12-6 overall, and advances to the NCAA NationalTournament for the second-straight season. The Spartans will learn theiropponent on Sunday evening, during the selection show at 10 p.m. airedlive on www.ncaa.com.

Husson's season ends at 8-10.

All-Tournament Team

MVP - Craig MacDerment, Castleton
Alex Green, Castleton
Alex Brands, Castleton
Dave DeGhetto, Castleton
Chris Pelletier, Husson
John Hooper, Husson
Matt Tabler, Husson
Bradley Stiles, Thomas
Gunnar Shelton, Thomas
Brian Corain, Maine Maritime
Erik Miles, Maine Maritime

NAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

First Round - Saturday, April 30 at higher seeds
(1) Castleton - BYE
(2) Husson - BYE
(3) Maine Maritime 22, (6) Lyndon State 3 - Recap
(4) Thomas 14, (5) Farmington 3 - Recap

Semifinals - Wednesday, May 4 at higher seeds
(1) Castleton 29, (4) Thomas 3 - Recap
(2) Husson 10, (3) Maine Maritime 7 - Recap

Championship - Saturday, May 7 at Castleton
(1) Castleton 18, (2) Husson 6

 


April 30, 2011

Maine Maritime, Thomas Advance in NAC Men's Lacrosse Championship First Round

Maine Maritime defeated Lyndon 22-3 and Thomas swept past Farmington 14-3 to each earn victories in the first round of the NAC Men's Lacrosse Championship. Semifinal games will be held Wednesday, May 4.

NAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

First Round - Saturday, April 30 at higher seeds
(1) Castleton - BYE
(2) Husson - BYE
(3) Maine Maritime 22, (6) Lyndon State 3 - Recap
(4) Thomas 14, (5) Farmington 3 - Recap

Semifinals - Wednesday, May 4 at higher seeds
(4) Thomas vs. (1) Castleton
(3) Maine Maritime vs. (2) Husson

Championship - Saturday, May 7 at highest remaining seed
Semifinal Winners

 


April 25, 2011

Castleton Earns Top Seed in NAC Men's Lacrosse Tournament

Defending champion Castleton State College will be the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse tournament after finishing regular season play with a perfect 7-0 mark. The Spartans (7-0 NAC, 9-6 overall) have earned a first round bye along with second seed Husson University (6-1 NAC, 7-9 overall).

Third seed Maine Maritime (5-2 NAC, 6-4) will welcome sixth seed Lyndon (2-5 NAC, 2-8) and fourth seed Thomas (4-3 NAC, 4-8) will host fifth seed University of Maine at Farmington (2-5, 4-6) in first round action Saturday.

First round games will be played Saturday, April 30 at the higher seed. First round winners will advance to a semifinal contest on Wednesday, May 4. Semifinal winners will meet Saturday, May 7 at the highest remaining seed. Game times are subject to change. The top six teams qualify for the NAC Championship. Predetermined tiebreaking procedures were used to seed teams with identical conference winning percentages.

NAC Men's Lacrosse Championship

First Round - Saturday, April 30 at higher seeds
(1) Castleton - BYE
(2) Husson - BYE
(6) Lyndon State at (3) Maine Maritime
(5) Farmington at (4) Thomas

Semifinals - Wednesday, May 4 at higher seeds
(4) Thomas / (5) Farmington vs. (1) Castleton
(3) Maine Maritime / (6) Lyndon vs. (2) Husson

Championship - Saturday, May 7 at highest remaining seed
Semifinal Winners