Hopes are rising again for the Castleton Women’s Basketball team following their 50 point victory over Green Mountain College this past Saturday. The Spartans dropped two games to New England College and Husson University before snagging their first win in a week against Maine Maritime Academy. Their luck was short lived as Middlebury came to Glenbrook Arena and blasted through their defenses to take down the Spartans 60-49.
Junior guard MaKayla Farrara continued her leading ways in the scoring department as she averaged 11 points over their past five games. Farrara scored 16 points against MMA, and then followed it up with a valiant 11-point effort against Middlebury.
Farrara and the Spartans recent triumph over GMC could spark a winning streak coming into the last seven games of the season. With the Spartans sitting in 3rd in the NAC standings, they hope for an easy ride into the playoffs.
This past week has had the Castleton Wrestling team looking more like a group of veteran’s on the mats rather then a first year program. Their recent 35-7 shellacking of Western New England College adds to the streak of success the team has been on as of late.
The Spartans bullied their way to a 4-1 record during their trip to Johnson & Wales University for the NEWA Headlock for Hunger Duals on January 22nd. Having started the Duals with a loss to Southern Maine, the Spartans went on to defeat Bridgewater State, Rhode Island College, and Norwich University.
Senior Zak Hale kept his impressive season going as he went undefeated through his last five matches. Hale outscored his opposition 79-9 over his past five while not surrendering a single point in two of those matches.
With the NCAA tournament looming in just a month, the inaugural season of Spartan Wrestling hopes to continue their slick ways through their last four events and end on a high note.
The ice has remained moderately cold for the Castleton Women’s Hockey team. Their recent stretch of games has yielded dismal results, as the Spartans have not captured a victory in seven games.
Since January 10th the ice hasn’t been able to tilt completely in their favor as the ladies have tied four of those last seven games. The most recent coming this past Saturday to The University of Southern Maine in which the two teams tied 2-2.
Sophomore Jocelyn Forrest continued her point leading season over their past three games against Plymouth State, University of New England, and Southern Maine. Forrest showed off her playmaking abilities with three goals and an assist while also recording at a point in each of the games. This brings Forrest’s point total to 12 on the season.
The Spartan’s look to spark a turnaround in their last six games. With their rivalry game against Norwich University on the horizon, the ladies are ready to set the ice on fire coming into their final push.