DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Seven players registered at least one point as the Castleton Field Hockey team remained unbeaten in Little East Conference (LEC) play with a 7-0 victory at UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday.
The Spartans (7-2, 5-0 LEC) extend their winning streak to six games and share the conference lead with Keene State (9-1, 5-0 LEC). The Corsairs drop to 1-8 overall, with a conference record of 1-4.
Olivia Trevisani and Loretta Blakeney each scored two goals for Castleton. Junior Cydney Jeffrey recorded a career-high three assists, while Sarah Wells stayed hot offensively with a goal and an assist. Gabriella Hunt also contributed a goal and an assist, while Allison Lowell scored a goal off of a penalty corner and Gabrielle Ryan pitched in an assist.
Despite UMass-Dartmouth maintaining possession for much of the opening ten minutes, and the game was played scoreless until 14:48 when Wells played a cross to Trevisani who put a shot narrowly out of reach of the Corsair goalie.
Castleton held a 3-0 lead into the half after they scored twice within a 2:15 span. Jeffrey inserted one of the seven Spartan corners to Ryan, who set up Lowell for her second goal in that fashion in as many contests. Then, Trevisani notched her second goal of the half when Jeffrey collected a rebound and found her open in a scramble.
Hunt scored her sixth goal of the season just 57 seconds into the second half. Then, Blakeney scored both of her goals to close the game, sandwiched by Wells' ninth goal of the year. Wells currently shares a tie for fourth in goals (nine) and points (23).
UMass-Dartmouth persisted, despite the deficit, and took eight shots on goal in the second half. Tashia Pashby-Rockwood made nine saves overall to earn her second shutout of the year.
Castleton will return to action Wednesday at home to host Framingham State (2-5, 0-5 LEC) at 6 p.m.