No. 2 Castleton took down No. 7 Johnson St. with a 2-0 win in a North Atlantic Conference Quarterfinal on Sunday at Spartan Stadium.
The Spartans controlled play the whole day with a final shot advantage of 46-2.
“We came out and stuck with it, they came with a good game plan but we stayed composed,” Castleton Coach Chris Chapdelaine said.
This win puts Castleton at 13-4-1 while Johnson State ends its season with a record of 6-9-2.
The first half ended with neither team being able to get on the board, but Castleton had multiple opportunities with 24 shots on goal to the Badgers 0. Badgers goalkeeper Katja Langmaid was forced to make six saves in the first.
Castleton finally got on the board seven minutes into the second half. Sophomore midfielder Jenna Bostwick passed the ball close in front of the net where Senior forward Kelsey Garceau was able to go to her left and shoot the ball past Langmaid for a goal.
Ten minutes after the first goal, Garceau added another to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead. Freshman forward Mallory Costello dribbled the ball into the box on the far side of the field before taking a cross back to the 18. Garceau then attacked the ball with a rocket one-timer into the upper right corner of the net past Langmaid. “It went well coming off a loss against Colby-Sawyer. We’re all excited to get back in,” said Garceau.
Langmaid ended the day with 12 saves for Johsnson State while
Spartan goalkeeper Kaleigh Newton didn’t make a single save, making it her forth shut out of the season.
Castleton will return to action Wednesday where they will host a NAC Semifinal game against Husson.