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Panthers have no trouble with Castleton State

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Playing at home for the first time this spring, the Plymouth State College women's lacrosse team had no trouble in handing Castleton State College a 22-1 conference loss Thursday at Arold Field.

The Panthers have now captured 20 consecutive New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance regular season games, dating back to 1997. PSC is now 7-2 overall this spring and 3-0 in NEWLA contests, while Castleton State drops to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in NEWLA games.

Junior Robin Hartman (Santa Maria, Cal.) led the Panther offense with four goals as 12 different players scored for PSC. Sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, NH) netted three goals, and seniors Courtney O'Sullivan (East Kingston, N.H.) and Ali Hoffman (Hancock, N.H.) added two goals and two assists apiece. Freshman Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.), junior Brooke Smith (Columbia, SC) and sophomore Marushka Eddy (Nantucket, Mass.) also scored twice each for the winners.

Rounding out the scoring for PSC with one goal each were senior Kelly Curran (Forestdale, Mass.), junior Marcia Wood (Sanford, Maine), and sophomores Melissa Cotton (Osterville, Mass.), Eileen Rice (Nashua, N.H.) and Julie Shields (Whitby, ONT).

The Panthers scored twice in the first minute of the game and never looked back. PSC surged to a 15-0 lead at halftime and cruised home with the win in the second half. Sophomore Meghan Carey (Rutland, Vt.) scored the only goal for the Spartans with 8:30 to play in the game.

PSC goalies Carmen Villanueva (East Schodack, N.Y.) and Lindsey Breda (Londonderry, NH) combined to make only three saves, while CSC's Sonya Reynolds made seven saves.

Plymouth State plays a pair of non-conference road games this weekend - Saturday (Apr. 21) at Wheaton (1 p.m.) and Sunday (Apr. 22) at Eastern Connecticut (2 p.m.)