Women on a two-game roll

After losing its opening game of the season 2-0 to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Castleton women’s soccer squad won back-to-back games against Johnson & Wales and most recently, Colby-Sawyer.Castleton set the tempo right away against Colby-Sawyer on Sept. 8 as Courtney Chadburn scored her first goal of the season when she danced around multiple Chargers and set off a rocket of a shot that sailed over the keepers head and into the back of the net.

Despite the early lead, the Spartans did not allow themselves to let off the gas, keeping the pressure on Colby-Sawyer’s defense.

In the 26th minute of play, Castleton doubled its lead off of a goal by junior transfer student Hilary Cooke. Cooke was able to handle the cross from Maria Arnot and deposited it in the goal for her second score of the season.

“Well we had just found out that [Colby Sawyer] are joining [the NAC] next year, so we were already pumped up because we were competing against a team that would really matter in our schedule next year,” said Arnot. “They probably felt the same way, so after we scored, we knew that they would want to come back and not let us beat them.”

Keeper Ericka Davis secured her first shutout of the year for the Spartans, making five saves during the full 90 minutes of play.

Castleton looked more like the team they are supposed to be in the games against Johnson & Wales and Colby-Sawyer as the defense has held its own, allowing just one combined goal. The offense has also looked more

With the win, Castleton improves to 2-1 on the season.

The Spartans look to continue their winning streak as they take on Mass College of the Liberal Arts tonight at 7 p.m. The Spartans will kick off their North Atlantic Conference schedule on Sept. 25 against Thomas College at Spartan Stadium.

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