Field Hockey Thumps Castleton
October 2, 2012
Middlebury had little trouble with Castleton State, handing their in-state foes a 10-0 loss on Kohn Field. The second-ranked Panthers improve to 8-0 with the win, while the Spartans see their six-game winning streak come to an end, falling to 6-2 overall. Middlebury returns to action when they host Hamilton on Saturday, while Castleton visits Springfield on Thursday.
Middlebury scored the first two goals of the game on the same penalty corner play. Alyssa DiMaio inserted to Margaret Souther, who stopped the ball for Lauren Greer. The senior snapped both shots high into the cage for her team and NESCAC leading 13th and 14th goals of the season.
Anna Kenyon put home her own rebound at the 12:21 mark, while DiMaio scored a pair in a 1:04 span to make it a 5-0 game at the 16:17 mark. DiMaio’s first goal came on a long cross from Charlotte Gardiner, while her fourth of the season was on a deflection of a Greer pass.
Katherine Theiss struck for a pair of her own later in the half, sweeping in a pass from Catherine Fowler before tipping in a centering feed from Madeleine Despins. Erin Petry earned the first of her career at the 32:02 mark, scoring on a rebound to make it an 8-0 game at the half.
Despins scored just under 10 minutes into the second half with Shannon Hutteman earning her second assist of the contest. Jillian Green found the back of the cage for the first time in her career at the 55:13 mark to make it a 10-0 final.
Middlebury held a 21-1 shots advantage in the game and a 9-1 lead in penalty corners. Madeline Brooks made no first half saves to earn the win, while Emily Knapp stopped the only shot she faced in the second half. Jessica Galatioto made six first half saves for Castleton, while Heather Ploof made one second half stop.