Lady Spartans clinch a NAC undefeated season

The Castleton State College women’s lacrosse team celebrated senior day with a 16-4 win over North Atlantic Conference opponent Husson, on Saturday, April 19.     

The Spartans started off the scoring quickly as Maddy DaCosta found the back of the net with a pass from Blake Wardwell at 25:50. Wardwell had a nifty finish three minutes later off the stick of Kate Auer to put the Spartans up 2-0.
Castleton distinguished great defense and seven straight goals to make it 9-0. In the run Kim Gosselin and Kate Auer supplied a pair of goals. Grace Johnson, Sarah Clark, and Mariah Lesure each added a goal on the seven-goal run.
Husson defender Mariah Carrier put the Eagles on the board, scoring one of her two goals on the day to stop the Spartan run.
Johnson then wasted no time pushing the ball down the ride and finishing low for her second on the day while Auer scored to make it 11-1, Castleton, into the half.
DeCosta used good vision from behind the cage to find Taryn Smith for an easy finish to begin the second half.  
Husson then rallied off two goals from Carrier, and Hayley Thibeau to cut the Spartan lead to 12-3 with 22.50 remaining.
JenniLee Mark, DaCosta, Chantel Wilkin, and Jenna Bostwick rounded out the scoring for the Spartans.
Junior midfielder, Bostwick was excited to see the offense clicking.
“It was a great start heading into the postseason, I think we moved the ball really well as a team,” she said.
Coach Hannah Corkery is also excited to head into playoffs with a full head of steam.
“Today we played the most composed that I’ve seen all season, and we just enjoyed playing the game,” she said.
With their win today Castleton is now 6-0 in the NAC. The Spartan seniors now graduate with an 18-0 regular season record in NAC play.
The Spartans continue their campaign on Tuesday Apr. 29, as they host a NAC semi-final game.

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