Castleton University 13; Emmanuel College, 11
Emmanuel College Saints (3-13)
Castleton University (5-12)
Boston, Mass. – Roberto Clemente Field
Thursday, April 25, 2019
THE LEAD: Senior midfielder Jason Sedell (Pine Brook, N.J.) registered a season-high eight points on six goals and two assists to lead the Castleton University men's lacrosse team past host Emmanuel College, 13-11, Thursday evening in non-conference action at Roberto Clemente Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Spartans broke a 7-7 tie midway through the third quarter on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder Nick Aleksonis (Weare, N.H.) to take the lead for good with the score triggering a 6-1 scoring flurry over an 11 minute span that gave Castleton a 13-8 lead with 13 minutes remaining.
- Emmanuel scored the final three goals of the action on tallies from sophomore Charlie Stutzenberger (Plymouth, Mass.) and seniors Ben Hartig-Orr (Reading, Vt.) and Matt Katon (East Falmouth, Mass.) but it was not enough as Castleton held on for the 13-11 final.
- The squads traded goals early on as Hartig-Orr scored twice in the opening quarter in between goals by CSU senior attack Tom Pardew (Wallingford, Conn.) and Sedell to account for a 2-2 score after one.
- The Spartans took a 3-2 lead on an unassisted marker from senior Kyle Lutinski (New Fairfield, Conn.) but the Saints responded with back-to-back goals by senior Steve Gervasio to remain a 4-3 lead.
- Castleton answered with three straight scored to build a 6-4 lead capped with a score by Sedell and had a chance to add more on a man-up opportunity but it was the Saints who capitalized as Katon found the back of the net with 4:29 to play in the half with a man-down goal, making it 6-5.
- Hartig-Orr tied the game briefly at 6-6 with 1:20 remaining in the stanza before junior middie Cameron Russell (St. Albans, Vt.) netted his second goal of the night with 13 tics to play in the half to give the Spartans a 7-6 advantage heading into the break.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Castleton owned a 44-38 advantage on shots in the game and converted on two-man up opportunities while the Saints were 0-4 on the extra man advantage.
- Hartig-Orr ended the night with a team-best six points on five goals and one helper for the Saints while Gervasio chipped in with five points on three goals and two assists.
- Senior goalie Brandon Myron (Rensselaer, N.Y.) made nine saves in net for the Spartans to notch his fourth win of the year.
- EC sophomore goalie Aric Graves (Manchester, Conn.) stopped 14 shots in the loss.
- The Saints are back in action this Saturday, April 27 when they head to Northfield, Vt. for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Quarterfinals against Norwich University. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 PM.