It was an almost completely successful weekend for the Castleton woman’s soccer team. Almost.
With two games, one on Saturday and Sunday, the Spartans only came out victorious in one of the two, but Sunday’s loss also was quite a success.
Saturday’s game was against SUNY Morrisville, a small college in Morrisville, New York.
Some team members were a little nervous in the first 10 minutes of the game, after Morrisville scored first.
However, this team isn’t one that gives up without a fight.
Brytney Moore then drove the ball into the net five minutes later to tie it up. Rylee Nichols was quick to follow and buried one in the net to make it 2-1.
Then things really started rolling, with goals from Jamie Barrett, Kaidin Gauthier, and another from Moore, for a final score of 6-1.
“I wasn’t really nervous after the first goal was scored so early in the game, I knew that we would come back and retaliate. We needed to capitalize on the opportunities we had on offense and that’s exactly what we did,” said starting freshman left back Lauren Fotter.
The next day, after the solid victory, the Spartans had to compete against one of the best D3 teams in the country, Williams College.
A couple years ago, the outcome of this game was not pretty, losing 7-0.
However, this time around, although the team didn’t come out on top, it finished with a 2-0 loss.
The team battled the whole game, but the two first half goals were enough to seal the victory.
From 7-0 to only letting up two goals, the team and I saw that as progress.
“We held our own and only had a few little breakdowns throughout the game. They just happened to capitalize on those breakdowns,” said Chase Livesey.
The team travels to play New England College Wednesday and can be streamed online.