Women’s Soccer blanked by Castleton

Duval makes 10 saves in goal for Panthers

            CASTLETON, Vt. – The Castleton State College women's soccer team came away with a 5-0 victory over Plymouth Stare University Monday evening in non-conference action at Spartan Stadium.

            The Spartans struck early, scoring twice in the first 11 minutes.  Freshman Sami Ritter (Wantage, N.J.) received a pass at the edge of the eighteen in the eighth minute and smashed the ball past goalkeeper Chelsea Duval (Dover, N.H.). Duval matched her season-high with 10 saves in the game.

            Ritter struck again three minutes later on a deflected pass from Emily Osmer (Wallingford, Vt.). Ritter collected the ball and lofted it over the Panthers' goalkeeper to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead that they took into halftime.

            Castleton came out of the halftime break with the same .intensity as the first. In the 49th minute, Mallory Costello (Vernon, N.J.) collected a pass from Kelsey Garceau (St. Albans, Vt.) and slotted the ball past the keeper for the Spartans' third goal of the game.

            In the 70th minute, Castleton's pressure forced Plymouth State into an own goal. A scrum in front of the goal resulted in a Plymouth defender putting an attempted clear into the net. Freshman Kim French (White River Junction, Vt.) added a late goal off of a Danielle Sweet (Fletcher, Vt.) pass .

            The Panthers, 1-6 overall, return home to host Lyndon State on Wednesday. The Spartans, 6-2-1, return to action Sunday against NAC foe Green Mountain College.

(Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information)

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