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PSU Men’s Lax stops Castleton’s six-game winning streak

            CASTLETON, Vt. - Plymouth State University got goals from eight different players Tuesday afternoon en route to a 16-3 non-conference men's lacrosse victory over Castleton State College, ending the Spartans' seven-game winning streak.

            Plymouth State (8-5) held a 3-1 lead after the first period as seniors Tony Aguiar (Northborough, Mass.) and Adam Krinsky (Concord, N.H.) and sophomore Brian Giroux (Wolfeboro Falls, N.H.) each scored for the Panthers. Freshman Derek Riley (Randolph, Vt.) tallied Castleton's lone first period goal.

            The Panthers controlled play for much of the second period, with sophomores Tim Hadley (New London, N.H.) and Adam Rothbart (Portland, Maine) scoring twice each before Castleton senior Brett Quillia (Hartford, Vt.) answered with his 12th of the season. Hadley tacked on the fifth Panther goal of the period with 15 seconds remaining to give Plymouth State an 8-2 halftime lead.

            The second half saw Plymouth State pull away for good, out-scoring the hosts 8-1 over the final 30 minutes of play. Giroux added two more goals after the break, while freshman Andrew Eriksen (Beverly, Mass.) and Teddy Akriviellis (Dover, Mass.) also scored twice each and Aguiar and sophomore Kyle Belanger (Southington, Conn.) added one apiece.

            Krinsky added five assists to his lone goal, giving him 15 goals and 28 points on the season. His 43 points this spring give him 201 for his career, making him the sixth player in Plymouth State history to achieve the 200-point milestone.

            Sophomore Kirk Bolduc (Lewiston, Maine) rounded out the Castleton scoring, as the Spartans fall to 10-5 on the season. Freshman Christopher Wynne (Suffern, N.Y.) took the loss in the goal for Castleton, allowing nine goals while stopping six shots. Junior Michael Mamunes (Manchester, Conn.) took over and allowed seven goals, and made four saves.

            Plymouth State freshman Billy Morgan (Winchester, Mass.) stopped five shots, all in the first

Period, to earn the win. Classmate Kevin Hayes (Beverly, Mass.) played the final period and recorded two saves.

            Castleton will wrap up its regular season on Thursday when the Spartans host Green Mountain College at 4:00 pm.  After 13 games on the road, Plymouth State finally plays its home opener on Thursday at Panther Field against New England College at 4:00 p.m. 

(Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information)


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