Bangor, Maine – Castleton put forth one of its most balanced scoring efforts of the season and the defense was stout as the visitors came away with a hard-fought 15-3 win over Husson on Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field.
Nine different players accounted for the 15 goals, led by senior Nohea King with four, as the Spartans improved to 9-3 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Eagles dropped to 4-7 overall and 3-1 in conference action with the loss.
It was a physical contest as the two team combined for 28 penalties, including 16 for Husson. However, the Castleton defense held the Eagles to 0-for-12 while a man down, and the offense converted three times while they were a man up.
Senior Spencer Hunt added a goal and two assists while classmate Sam Bailey recorded a hat trick and Will Stuhler added a pair of goals. Eric Horsfield played the first half in net and allowed two goals while making two saves, and Sam Polas made seven saves and gave up a single goal in 30 minutes.
Bailey opened the scoring just 12:13 into the contest and Stuhler made it 2-0 at 11:17. Mitch Heaps pulled Husson within one, but the Spartans scored three times in the final four minutes of the first for the 5-1 lead.
Green pushed the Castleton advantage to 6-1 just 30 seconds into the second and that started eight straight goals, the final of which by King at 1:53 for the 13-1 lead. The Eagles made it 13-2 with 56 seconds left, but Taylor Swarter scored with only eight seconds remaining for the 14-2 lead at the half.
Alex Denny scored 8:10 into the third and Heaps tallied the final goal of the game with 3:27 left in the fourth quarter.
John Hooper III was strong in net for Husson, stopping 19 shots while allowing 15 goals.
Castleton returns to action on Sunday for a 3 pm game against Maine Maritime.