Photo courtesy of CastletonSports.com Freshman Kaitlin Bardellini brings the ball upfield.
For the third time in the 2019-2020 season, the Castleton Spartans field hockey team shut out their opponent. This time, it was a 6-0 victory on the road against Framingham State University this past Saturday.
The win featured a three-goal performance from freshman forward Kaitlin Bardellini, a two-goal showing from junior midfielder Allison Lowell and a fourth quarter goal from senior forward Olivia Trevisani.
For Trevisani, it was a weight lifted off her shoulders.
“The feeling was absolutely unreal. I felt relieved that I finally scored a goal for my senior senior season, and I felt the love from my teammates after too,” Trevisani said. “There’s nothing better than having your teammates getting excited for you after scoring.”
Trevisani’s first goal of the season marks her fourth in her career as a Spartan.
“Our team right now is in a really good spot,” Lowell said. “We have three wins under our belt and the want and need for more. With that, we will go into every game with a positive mindset and the motivation to get the next win.”
Lowell’s two goals on Saturday marked her first since the first game of the season on Aug. 30 at Union College in New York.
With the win against the Rams of Framingham State University, Castleton moves to an overall record of an even 3-3 and a Little East Conference record of 2-0.
The field hockey team has its sights set on a highly anticipated LEC rematch on Wednesday with the Owls of Keene State, the team that defeated the Spartans in the LEC Finals last November.
“Our focus is to get revenge from the championship game last season” Trevisani said. “Even though it’s in the middle of the season, this game pretty much determines who’s going to host the playoffs.”
Finishing out the week, the Spartans will take on UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts for another LEC battle.
Lowell and Trevisani will look to lead their team to continued success going forward.
“We are focused on ourselves and not being worried about other teams or what is coming further down the line,” said a confident Lowell. “We are worrying about the present game that we are in and we are going to continue to build off success to reach our goals.”