MILTON, Mass. – Castleton University was unable to contain the offensive attack of Curry College, as the Colonels defeated the Spartans, 16-5, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference men's collegiate lacrosse match at Walter M. Katz Field.
Kevin McCarthy doubled his goal total for the season, scoring four of the Spartans' five goals, while Ryan Stone earned the other tally. Kyle Lutinski earned two assists during the match. In net, Brandon Myron made a career-high 20 saves in 50 minutes on the field as Curry took 65 total shots, including 38 shots on goal.
Curry (1-2) scored all five goals in the first quarter, with Jake Stebbins earning two goals and one assist. McCarthy put Castleton on the board just 1:12 into the second quarter with his first goal of the match, but the Colonels responded with four straight goals before halftime, including a tally by Matt Serra while Curry was a man down.
Curry's Devin Newell earned two goals and one assist in the third quarter, including the 100th point of his collegiate career. The Colonels scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter, three of them by Serra, before Lutinski set up McCarthy for the final two goals of the match in a two-minute span.
Serra finished the match with four goals and two assists, while Newell collected three goals and four assists and Tom Cashin also notched a hat trick with three goals. Josh Teller played the first 55:30 in net for the Colonels and made six saves, and Mike Collins was credited with three saves in the final 4:30 of the contest.
The Colonels forced 15 of Castleton's 33 turnovers and were close to perfect on clear attempts, successfully clearing the defensive zone 20 times out of 22 chances. The Spartans won more faceoffs than the Colonels, 14-10, and finished with 25 shots, including 14 shots on goal.
Castleton (0-3) concludes the season-opening four-game road swing with a trip west to face SUNY Potsdam Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. The Spartans finally open the home schedule next Saturday, March 17, with a conference contest against the Lyndon Hornets starting at 1 p.m.