The Field Hockey team pulled off another impressive win, defeating Lasell College 4-0 in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal matchup on Oct. 30 at Spartan Stadium.
The Spartans started the scoring early with a goal coming five minutes into the game from junior Caitlin Briggs on an assist from sophomore Blake Wardwell. Wardwell then had a goal of her own just 12 minutes later on an assist from junior Kealy Chipman.
But Castleton was not done yet as sophomore sensation Rachel Preusser was able to score unassisted at the 26 minute mark. Then less than three minutes later, Preusser scored her 20th goal of the season off an assist from Wardwell to make it 4-0 and round off the scoring for the game.
Castleton dominated all aspects of the game as they had 36 shots compared to only nine taken by Lasell. Castleton had 13 penalty corners as opposed to only four by Lasell. Senior Bridget Dusha only had to make four saves on the game, while Lasell’s goalie, Christine Thornton, made 15 saves in the loss.
Having already played against Lasell earlier in the season, the Spartans already had an idea of what Lasell was going to bring to the table.
“I watched our previous game film when we played at Lasell earlier this year,” head coach Tammy Landon said before the game. “I brought up a few things we can do better and also reviewed our offensive and defensive corners, so we know potentially where we can better attack them.”
This is sixth straight win for the Spartans, who after losing their first four games, have posted a 12-7 record thus far and are also undefeated in conference play.
With a NAC Semifinal coming up on Nov. 2, the Spartans are not taking anything for granted.
“We have to take better care of the ball,” Landon said. “Work on our intensity and improve our focus for the next game, but for now we are happy with the win today.”