CASTLETON, Vt. – The Husson University women's lacrosse team fell to Castleton University, 17-6, Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference action at Spartan Stadium.
Chantel Wilkin started the scoring with a goal 20 seconds into the game, and then she assisted on a goal by Tiffany Danyow 24 seconds later. Grace Johnson picked up an unassisted goal, and then Danyow earned her second goal of the game just over nine minutes into the contest to give Castleton a 4-0 lead.
Husson (2-4, 1-2 NAC) would break through with an unassisted goal by Amanda Deshaies, but Castleton answered back with three straight goals, the third an unassisted tally by Ashley Pelkey. After a goal by Husson's Mariah Carrier, Castleton scored the final five goals of the first half, with Johnson and Danyow scoring two goals apiece and Sabrina Hosner picking up her first goal of the season off an assist by Johnson with 46 seconds left before halftime.
With the clock running for the vast majority of the second half, Castleton and Husson traded goals, with Kirsten Kruk and Nicolle Trivino each earning their first collegiate goal, while Husson recieved goals from Mattie Russell, Deshaies and Casidy Roderick. The Spartans closed out the socring with the final two goals, as Danyow set up Pelkey for her second goal of the game, and then Johnson took a pass from Pelkey and found the net as the clock ran down.
Johnson record six points on the day with four goals and two assists, while Danyow tallied four-goals. Pelkey earned two goals and two assists, Wilkin had three assists to go along with her goal, and Hosner caused two Husson turnovers to go along with her goal.
Samantha Hebb made six saves before Bria Willis took over as the Spartan goalie, with Willis earning one save in the final 11:35 of the match.
Deshaies and Carrier led Husson with two goals apiece, with Roderick and Russell scoring one goal for the Eagles. Kaitlin Dolloff played the entire match in net for Husson, collecting six saves.
Castleton (4-6, 4-0 NAC) hosts Maine-Farmington on Sunday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Spartan Stadium, while the Eagles return to action on Wednesday, April 12, at Thomas College, at 4 p.m.