Spartans Cruise to 20-1 Victory over Green Mountain

Castleton, Vt. – Castleton's offense was in sync and the defense was solid as the team took care of Green Mountain 16-0 on Friday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. 

The Spartans were technically the visiting team but felt right at home as they improved to 5-1 in Spartan Stadium. They limited the Eagle offense to just 10 shots while 17 different players recorded a point and they had assists on 15 of their 20 goals. 

Freshman Matt Nota recorded his first career hat trick, scoring three times and dishing off an assist. Andrew Nevins and Taylor Swarter each added two goals and an assist off the bench while Alex Green and Graeme Pike scored two apiece. Sophomore Zach Davidson assisted on the first two goals of the game and scored the next one for three points on the day. 

Sam Baily and Alex Green opened the scoring less than 30 seconds into the contest and Davidson made it 3-0 shortly after that. The offense continued to move the ball well and Castleton held a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. 

Nota and Ben Roberts both scored within the first five minutes of the second quarter while Nevins Paul Saulsbury and Swarter also found the back of the net before the end of the period. 

The second half was all Spartans, until a goal by Charlie Petrick with 7:28 left broke up the shutout attempt and made it 18-1. Matt Levins and Pike concluded the scoring for Castleton  

Eric Horsfield played the first half and didn't allow a goal to earn the victory. Sam Polas played the second half and allowed one goal while making three saves.  

Roberts went 10-for-14 on faceoffs and picked up a team-high seven ground balls. Nick Neugebauer, Cody Katzenberger and Paul Saulsbury tied for the team lead with three caused turnovers as Green Mountain committed 29 overall.  

The Spartans improve to 5-2 overall and return to action on Saturday when they faces Potsdam at 11:30 am.