Spartans Best Terriers, 4-1

Spartans Best Terriers, 4-1

Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information

CASTLETON, Vermont – The Thomas College field hockey team dropped a 4-1 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) road contest at Castleton University on Saturday night.

The Spartans have now won three in a row and improve to 8-6 overall while moving to 2-1 in the league. Thomas falls to 1-9 and 0-3 in conference action.

Kick-starting the Castleton offense just four minutes into the game, Sarah Wells notched the first of her scores as she put back a shot, which ricocheted off of the goalie's pads.  The Terriers tied the game up in the 18th minute as Tiffany Weeks (Kennebunk, Maine) scored her second goal of the season.

Castleton regained the lead six minutes later as Wells added her second of the game for a 2-1 advantage.

With the score stagnant for much of the second half, Gabriella Hunt tallied her eighth goal of the year to give the Spartans some breathing room. She corralled a pass from Megan Ryan and sent it through the legs of the goalie in the game's 55th minute.

Adding an insurance marker, Emily Lowell entered the contest in a penalty stroke situation. She buried the ball in the back of the cage, despite the Thomas keeper getting a glove on it and deflecting it left.

Tashia Pashby-Rockwood earned the win in the cage, improving to 3-4. She made three saves while facing four shots on goal. MacKenzie Oberholzer Greencastle, Pa.) was tagged with the loss, despite making five saves in 70 minutes of play.

Castleton outshot Thomas 13-7 during the contest, while the Terriers earned a 6-5 advantage in penalty corners.

Thomas will travel to No. 12 Skidmore on Sunday, October 8 for a 12:00 p.m. matchup.