NEW HAMPTON, N.H. – The Castleton University field hockey team dropped a 6-4 game against Plymouth State at the New Hampton School on Tuesday evening. With the loss, the Spartans have dropped three straight and are 1-4 on the year, while Plymouth State is now 4-1.
Following a low-scoring first half, Plymouth State burst out of the locker rooms to take a 6-2 lead with just under 18 minutes remaining. Castleton hung tough, scoring twice in the final eight minutes of play.
Casey Traill scored her second tally of the day in the 63rd minute – her first came at 36:44 to tie the contest at the time – and Cydney Jeffrey assisted her. The South Shields, England native now has five points on the season.
In the 67th minute, Sarah Wells scored her team-leading third goal of the year to bring the Spartans within two of the Panthers. The junior co-captain now has seven points.
Emily Lowell notched the other Castleton goal at 31:08 to begin the scoring for the visiting team. It was her first of the season.
In the cage, Tashia Pashby-Rockwood made her fifth start of 2017. She played 44:10 and made seven saves before Leah Holland took over. The latter allowed one goal and made one save in the final 25:50.
Field hockey returns to action at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Castleton begins a five-game home stand under the lights with Westfield State.
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