Women’s soccer improves to 5-2-1

Women’s soccer advanced to 5-2-1 this past Saturday with a win at New England College. The Spartans beat New England College 2-1 in Henniker, Mass which makes Castleton 2-0-0 in the North Atlantic Conference and puts back NEC 0-2-0 in the conference.
 Castleton senior forward Kelsey Garceau was the first to strike in the game with a goal in the 16th minute of the game. Garceau dribbled the ball around an NEC defender and drilled a shot past Pilgrims goalkeeper Tricia Sardagnola for a 1-0 lead.
    The Spartans added to their lead nine minutes later with a goal by Jenna Bostwick. Garceau who scored earlier in the game assisted the ball to Bostwick who then fired a shot into the NEC net, for the Spartans second goal of the game.
     Both teams played great defense for the rest of the half with Castleton outscoring NEC 11-3.
 Late in the game the Pilgrims scored their first goal to make it 2-1. Freshman midfielder Alyssa Krause fired a shot into the net in the 78th minute from an assist by Courtney Joyal.
  Castleton goalkeeper Kaleigh Newton had fives saves on the game for a Castleton win. NEC goalkeeper Tricia Sardagnola saved fifteen shots in the game.  The Spartans next game is Sept. 24 when they will host Plymouth State University.

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