PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The Spartans trailed 3-1 in the opening five minutes, and wouldn't get any closer as St. Lawrence pulled way for a 22-3 victory played at Plattsburgh St. on Wednesday afternoon.
The Saints, who are received votes in the latest national poll, outshot Castleton 58-26 and owned a 37-24 edge in ground balls as they improved to 3-0. The Spartans did own a slight edge in faceoffs, winning 15 of 28, but drop to 0-2 on the year.
Senior Zach Devoid paced the Castleton offense with two goals and two ground balls, while Sam Frackleton scored and picked up a ground ball. Sophomore Joshua Gosselin won 12 of 21 faceoffs and picked up five ground balls.
Conor Healy led all scorers with six points on four goals and two assists while Jeremy Vautour chipped in three goals, one assist and three ground balls. Charlie Duprey also had a hat trick in the contest.
St. Lawrence scored three goals in the first four minutes, before Frackleton's score at 10:57. The Saints responded with five more goals in the period for an 8-1 lead after the first quarter.
The teams each scored twice in the second, leaving the Spartans down 10-3 at the half. However, the final 30 minutes was all St. Lawrence as the Saints shut out Castleton while scoring eight in the third and three in the fourth to secure the win.
St. Lawrence's Ryan Fisher earned the win after playing 30 minutes and made four saves while giving up three goals. Peter Latulippe took the loss for Castleton as he allowed eight goals and made three saves in the first quarter. Romello Lindsey played the final 45 minutes and made 16 saves while giving up 14 goals.
Castleton looks for its first win this Saturday when the team hosts Plymouth St. at 1 pm.