by John Andersch
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. - Sophomore Amy Costa (Bristol, R.I.) scored two goals Saturday afternoon as Castleton State College skated past Plymouth State University, 5-2, in an ECAC Women's East Conference ice hockey game at Waterville Valley Ice Arena.
Senior Katelyn Greene (Westborough, Mass.) added a goal and an assist for the Spartans, who improved to 3-12-0 overall and 3-8-0 in the conference. Freshman Denise Cardello (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Maryanne Diehm (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) each added a goal for the winners.
Greene and Cardello staked Castleton to a 2-0 lead with first-period goals. Sophomore Elizabeth Murray (Woburn, Mass.) started PSU off quickly in the second period by scoring a goal from the blue line 32 seconds into the period from a pass delivered by senior Amanda Kreamer (Lynn, Mass.). Costa scored two more goals in the second period for Castleton to make it a 4-1 game.
Junior Amanda Arponen (Plymouth, Mass.) scored for the Panthers in the third period, assisted by freshman Jamie Camara (Portsmouth R.I), but PSU came up short.
Sophomore goalie Amanda Hoy (Brockport, N.Y.) made six saves in the Spartan net to record her first win of the season. Senior Lindsay DeLorie (Holliston, Mass.) made 38 saves in a losing effort for the Panthers.
Plymouth State will travel Cambridge, Mass., next Friday to take on MIT at 7 p.m. Castleton returns home to face New England College the same day and time.
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