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December 13, 2007

PSU Women’s Ice Hockey downed by Castleton State

         WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Junior Katelyn Greene (Westborough, Mass.) recorded two goals and an assist Thursday evening as Castleton State College defeated Plymouth State University, 7-1, in ECAC Women's East Conference action at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.

         The Spartans scored four unanswered goals in the second period to turn a 3-1 game into a 7-1 contest, and neither team was able to score in the third period.  It was the final game of the semester for both teams, and Castleton State heads into the break at 3-4-3 overall and 2-2-3 in the ECAC East, while PSU drops to 0-8-0 both overall and in the league.

         Freshman Cassie Koehne (Tonawanda, N.Y.) and Courtney Leavitt (North Andover, Mass.) scored first period goals to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead. PSU junior Amanda Kreamer (Lynn, Mass.) cut the margin in half at the 11:41 mark with her first goal of the year, but freshman Kate Gray (Northfield, Vt.) answered for the Spartans five minutes later to make it 3-1 after one period.

         Sophomore Andrianna Riggio (Buffalo, N.Y.) and Greene tallied goals in the first two minutes of the second period as Castleton extended its lead to 5-1.  Sophomore Maryanne Diehm (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) added a power play goal at 10:48, and Greene rounded out the scoring with her second of the game at 16:22. Diehm also picked up an assist on the evening, and sophomore Nicole Adams collected two assists.

         Junior Kalla Robb (Manchester, N.H.) earned the win in the Spartan goal after making 15 saves.  PSU junior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) finished with 38 saves.

         After a break for final exams and the holidays, PSU returns to the ice on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Waterville Valley vs. Nichols College (6:00 p.m.)  CSC plays again on Friday, Jan. 11, at Manhattanville (7:30 p.m.)

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