CASTLETON, Vt. – Ten individuals scored multiple goals as Husson University earned a 24-4 victory over Green Mountain College in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's lacrosse action on Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium.
Green Mountain took time before the start of the game to recognize the contribution of its four senior players. In a small ceremony, the Eagles honored Brandon Bellissimo, Blake Hay, Dominic Wright and Cameron Book for all the hard work and dedication they have given the program during their careers.
Husson (5-7 overall, 5-2 NAC) opened the scoring at the 14:32 mark of the first quarter as Brooks Gay notched an unassisted goal. The visitors tacked on six more goals before the end of the first quarter to take a commanding 7-0 lead. Gay, Jacob Boothby and Brandon Bosse each scored a pair during the run.
Husson extended its lead to 11-0 with four goals to open the second stanza from four different players.
Green Mountain (1-9 overall, 1-6 NAC) got on the scoresheet at the 9:14 mark of the second quarter as Will Durant (Plymouth, Mass.) streaked down the left side and fired a bouncer that beat the Husson goalie.
After Jaden Wells made it 12-1 with his first of the game, GMC's Chris Surdam (Plymouth, Mass.) used a nifty move to evade a defender before depositing his first marker of the contest at the 6:36 mark of the second.
The visitors added a two more as Gunner McAlister and Zach Glazier each scored their second of the contest to send Husson into halftime with a 14-2 lead.
Husson scored the first seven goals coming out of the half extending into the fourth quarter to run its lead to 21-2.
GMC got one back as Brandon Bellissimo (Chicago, Ill.) scored a bouncer just as he was getting hit. The visitors scored thrice more to bring the score to 24-3 and then Dominic Wright (Queens, N.Y.) capped the scoring for the hosts on an unassisted effort to close out the game.
Gay led the way for Husson with four goals and a pair of assists. McAlister notched a hat trick and added as many assists. Glazier and Bosse matched McAlister's scoring production with three goals each. Chad Merrill and Owen Richmond led the visitors on the ground with 10 and eight groundballs, respectively.
Aside from the four individual scorers for the host Eagles, Deven Rogers topped the team in groundballs with six.
Blake Campbell earned his first victory in goal for Husson making five saves. Chelsea Wimble (Colchester, Vt.) was saddled with the loss despite making 11 saves.
Green Mountain will close out the regular season on Monday with a road game at SUNY Delhi.