MENSFIELD, Conn. – The Castleton University men's soccer team fell to Eastern Connecticut State 5-0 behind a hat trick from the Little East Conference's (LEC) leading scorer Patrick Agyemang on Saturday.
Agyemang earned his third three-goal game of the season and boosted his total up to 18 goals, which currently puts him in a tie for the Division III lead with Max Busch of Bethany Lutheran (Minn.).
With two conference games remaining, the Spartans sit at 3-11-0 overall and 1-5-0 in LEC play. Castleton has conference games remaining versus Plymouth State (1-8-3, 0-4-2 LEC) on Saturday, October 26 and at UMass Dartmouth (7-5-1, 2-3-1 LEC) on November 2 as it looks to earn a playoff berth.
Three goalkeepers combined for the shutout for the Warriors. Kyle Boutout started and earned the win after stopping all three shots on goal he saw over 58 minutes. Sam Alvis made a pair of saves in nearly 10 minutes of action, as did Jack VanRooyen – who played the final 22 minutes of the match.
Agyemang scored back-to-back goals and Ryan Sirois got another one as the Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the break. Agyemang came back with his third 1:56 into the second half and Sam Hurlburt completed the scoring in the 90th minute.
Griffin Luczek had two assists while six other players for Eastern Connecticut registered an assist.
The Spartans will return to action on Sunday on the road at Becker at 1 p.m. before hosting Sage in a makeup contest in the non-conference finale on Wednesday.