Molloy controlled the opening quarter outscoring the Spartans 3-1 with Caples scoring the Spartans only goal. Caples added a goal in the second quarter and assisted on one from Thomas Hollway to bring the Spartans within one, 4-3 at the half.
The Lions dominated the Spartans with 54 shots to the Spartans 16. Ryan Mello put forth a solid effort to keep the Spartans in the game.
The Spartans will travel to Georgian Court on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. game.