Spartans Earn Big Win over Thomas
Castleton, Vt. - Zach Davidson notched 10 points and Alex Green scored his 100th career goal as the Spartans cruised to a 25-2 victory over the Thomas Terriers at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, Apr. 6, improving to 6-3 on the year and 3-0 in North Atlantic Conference play.
Castleton outshot the Terriers 73-6 on the day, and earned 71 ground balls to Thomas' 27. Thomas goalie Jesse Morkeski made 22 saves in the loss, while Peter Latulippe and Sam Polas combined for two saves and two goals against for the Spartans.
Zach Davidson led the Spartans' attack, burying six goals and dishing out four assists, while Cody Katzenberger earned two goals and four assists. Spencer Hunt, Nohea King, and Alex Green each notched three goals and an assist.
Thomas began the game with a 1-0 lead, scoring on a Jordan Marino goal just 2:39 into the game. Gunnar Shelton earned an assist on the play. The Spartans responded in a big way, rattling off six goals before the end of the quarter. Davidson and Hunt each notched two in the period, while King and Phil Patterson both found the net in the first.
In the second quarter, the Spartans kept the Terriers from sniffing the net, holding them scoreless throughout the entire frame. With 4:28 remaining in the half, Alex Green ripped a shot past Morkeski for his second goal of the game and the 100th of his career. The junior joins teammate Nohea King as the second member of this year's squad and one of just six players in program history to pass the 100-goal milestone.
Castleton held the Terriers scoreless for over 40 minutes of play, ripping off a 20-0 run that spanned the length of nearly three quarters before finally allowing a goal with 1:33 left in the third quarter. Sean Machin notched the tally for Thomas to make the score 20-2. The Spartans closed out the game with five fourth quarter goals, including two from Paul Saulsbury, to win 25-2.
Zach Devoid finished with a game-high 13 ground balls and won 18 of 24 face offs for the Spartans. The freshman tallied a goal and caused a turnover as well. Defenseman Owen Hartman tallied a team-high four caused turnovers and scooped four ground balls for the home team.
Castleton will return to action Sunday, April 7 when they take on the Maine-Farmington Beavers in another North Atlantic Conference clash. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m.