Thursday, September 22, 2016
Castleton Field Hockey Falls to Nationally-Ranked Skidmore
The loss drops the Spartans to 2-5 overall, while Skidmore improves to 5-1 following the win.
The Thoroughbreds came out strong posting six goals by the midway point of the first half, including a pair each from Krista Lamoreaux and Gabby Hyman. Skidmore added three more goals over the final ten minutes of the first half to go into the break leading 9-0.
Castleton came out strong in the second half, tallying eight of the first ten shots. Despite stringing together six straight shots on goal over the course of a twenty-minute span in the second stanza, forcing Skidmore to use a timeout, the Spartans could not find the back of the cage. Mallory Perry of Skidmore scored on a feed from Becca Halter at the 28:34 mark of the second half to raise the score to 10-0, which would be the final.
Emily Lowell and Sarah Wells led the offense for Castleton with two shots on goal apiece, while Haley Spittle, Mia Sanborn, and Rachel Holland each added one.
Meeghan Doris started in the cage for the Spartans, facing 28 shots and tallying four saves over the game's first 35 minutes. Leah Holland was between the pipes for the second half and also tallied four saves while facing six shots.
Castleton will return to action with its first conference matchup of the season on Saturday. The Spartans will welcome UMaine-Farmington for a 1 p.m. contest at Spartan Stadium.