Big First Half Lifts Men's Lacrosse to Victory Over Anna Maria

Big First Half Lifts Men's Lacrosse to Victory Over Anna Maria

CASTLETON, Vt. – The Castleton University men's lacrosse team earned its second win of the season on Tuesday evening, knocking off Anna Maria College by a final score of 11-3 in non-conference action at Dave Wolk Stadium.

Castleton improves to 2-3 overall with the win, while Anna Maria falls to 2-4. The Spartans controlled the game from the jump, outshooting the AMCATS 45-23, including a 23-7 edge in shots on goal. Castleton also controlled 11-of-16 face-offs, with just 25 total turnovers to Anna Maria's 34. The Spartans struggled on the advantage, going 0-for-9 on man-up opportunities, while Anna Maria converted 1-of-7 chances with the extra man.

Tyler Crowningshield scored twice with an assist for a three-point outing, while Cameron Russell and Jason Sedell added two goals each for the Spartans. Tom Pardew and Kyle Lutinski added a goal and an assist each, while Wyatt Pickrell and Matteo Parentoni had two helpers each. Luc Issa racked up 10 ground balls, while Russell added five, and Jason Venezia four caused turnovers. Maxx Ingison earned the win in goal, working 30 minutes of action with one goal allowed and two saves.

Eric Glover scored two of Anna Maria's three goals on the day, while Tim Harrington notched the other score for the AMCATS. Ryan Morley and Nick Massaro had assists for Anna Maria in the game.

Castleton jumped out early and never looked back, scoring four goals to open the game before Anna Maria got on the board. Russell buried a pass from Crowningshield to open the scoring midway through the first quarter, before Crowningshield scored a goal of his own on an assist from Lutinski, just beating the shot clock, to double the lead to 2-0 with just 36 seconds to play in the first quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same, as Castleton opened with a goal by Sedell just 39 seconds into the frame. Russell netted his second scored of the contest less than a minute later, making it a 4-0 game. Anna Maria finally cracked the score column with 9:40 to play in the half, as Glover carried it around the perimeter and buried a shot to make it 4-1. Castleton closed the half with three more unanswered goals from the sticks of Lutinski, Pardew and Sedell to carry a 7-1 edge into the halftime break.

Anna Maria scored the first goal of the second half, making it 7-2 less than five minutes into the frame. Castleton answered with four unanswered goals over the remainder of the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter, as Connor Rider, Collin Johnson, Crowningshield and Eric Coslett pushed Castleton out to an 11-2 lead before Glover scored the only man-up goal of the day for the AMCATS with 1:23 to play.

Castleton returns to action on Thursday against Plattsburgh St. at Dave Wolk Stadium at 4 p.m.