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Women’s Soccer takes another win

The women’s soccer team kept its perfect record in the Northern Atlantic Conference, beating conference rivals Husson and Maine Maritime in back-to-back battles at home this past weekend.

Courtney Chadburn gained the title of all-time leading scorer in Castleton history against Husson, scoring the Spartans first goal of the game in the 32nd minute, getting her record breaking 80 career goal after a long pass by teammate MacKenzie Gage.

The Spartans quickly put pressure on Husson, resulting in three corner kicks just three minutes into play. This gave Castleton’s Hillary Cooke the scoring opportunity she was looking for, giving the Spartans the 2-0 lead.

Husson finally got on the board with just 32 minutes remaining as Alexandra Laniewski scored her fourth of the season to bring the score to 2-1 when the Husson player was awarded a penalty kick and scored on the rebound to beat Castleton’s Ericka Davis.

Cooke scored again giving the Spartans the 3-1 lead in the 62nd minute of the game as she shot the ball right past Husson goalkeeper Jessica Poulin.

The following day, Castleton defeated conference foes Maine Maritime by a whopping score of 7-0. This game improved the team’s perfect score in the conference to 7-0, with a 12-4 record overall.

In just the first three minutes of play, Chadburn sored the first goal on a penalty kick after a handball in the box, giving the Spartans the lead. Shortly thereafter, Castleton senior Brynn Campbell scored just outside the 18-yard box with an assist from Chadburn, giving the Spartans the quick 2-0 lead.

This helped Chadburn come that much closer to another milestone, as she is now just two points away from being the first player in Castleton history with 200 career points.

Castleton freshman Jenna Bostwick also scored a pair of goals for the Spartans, her first in the 13th minute with assist from Sarah Ethier. Kayla Rogers also finished off the half scoring from a cross by Stephanie Bull to give the Spartans a 4-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Castleton’s Cooke scored a goal inside the box, set up by Bostwick. Bostwick then scored her second of the game, assisted by Ethier in the 67th minute.

Bull finished up the game by scoring her first goal as a Castleton player off a chip pass by teammate Hannah Corkum.

Castleton goalkeeper Katja Langmaid didn’t see much action in this game, getting the easy shutout making only two saves to give the Spartans the win.

In the last 24 regular season conference games, the Spartans have outscored their opponents 99-2, and are unbeaten in those last 24 games.

The Spartans host another conference game against Johnson State on Wednesday at 4 p.m., making this their final home game of the regular season.