Ladies turning it around

The women’s ice hockey team is close to matching its win total of five from a season ago with an early-season record of 3-2-1, 2-1-1 in the conference.The women have taken down Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference foes St. Michael’s College 2-1 on the road and the University of Southern Maine 2-1 at home this past Saturday, Nov. 20.

The two losses on the season have come from national powerhouse, Utica and last season’s national championship runner-up, Norwich.

Laura Szwed who led the Spartans in scoring a year ago has four points on one goal and three assists in six games and is tied for the team lead with Kaitlin Hayes (2-2-4) who had a total of four points all last season.

Senior goalie Amanda Hoy has two wins and a .817 save percentage, and sophomore backstop Katharyn Dembowski has one win and one tie with a .957 save percentage. Hoy took over for the injured Dembowski early in the season.

Castleton plays ECAC powerhouse Manhattanville on Friday, Dec. 3, and return home to Spartan Arena to play host to New England College on Saturday, Dec. 11.

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