GORHAM, Maine – Fighting snowy and windy conditions throughout the afternoon, Castleton University received contributions from several players to defeat Southern Maine, 15-7, Friday in a non-conference collegiate men's lacrosse match at Hannaford Field.
Sam Siegel put Castleton on the board with two goals in the first four-and-a-half minutes before Southern Maine broke through with a goal by Drew Shane. Isaac Devoid responded with a goal off an assist from Louis Alhage, and then Siegel set up Micky Prozinski to give the Spartans a 4-1 lead with six minutes remaining in the first period.
After Southern Maine scored to close its deficit, Castleton went on another scoring binge, starting when Alhage scored with Ryan Stone assisting, followed by Alhage returning the favor by assisting on a goal by Stone. Sam Frackleton scored an unassisted goal with 2:23 left in the opening period to give the Spartans a 7-2 advantage.
Castleton extended its lead to 9-2 early in the second period as Alhage set up Nik Rancourt for a man-up tally, and then Prozinski earned his second goal of the match. The Huskies struck back, scoring three unanswered goals, the first two by Bryce Randall, to close to within four, but Siegel responded with his third goal of the match off another Alhage assist to give Castleton a 10-5 halftime lead.
The Spartans put the game away with three goals early in the third period, starting with Siegel's fourth goal of the match eight seconds after halftime off an assist by Joshua Gosselin. Siegel would then assist on consecutive goals by Jason Sedell that extended the Spartan lead to 13-5 six minutes into the second half.
Southern Maine (2-2) would break through after halftime on Randall's third goal of the game, but Sedell completed his hat trick later in the third period off an assist by Tom Pardew. Each team scored one goal in the fourth period, with Siegel scoring his fifth goal of the game off Alhage's fifth assist of the afternoon.
Siegel reached career-high totals with his five goals and eight total points and tied his career single-game high of three assists. Alhage dished out a season-high five assists, and Sedell earned his second hat trick of the season. Gosselin won 15-of-22 faceoffs and picked up a career-high 11 ground balls, and Brandon Myron collected eight saves to earn his third victory of the season.
Randall was the only Southern Maine player to score multiple times with his three goals, while Caleb Dolloff finished with one goal and one assist. Zach Bessette made 10 saves in net for the Huskies.
Castleton (3-3) is scheduled to open its conference schedule Saturday, March 25, against Maine Maritime starting at 1 p.m. in Castine, Maine.