FARMINGTON, Maine – Following an early Beaver goal, the Castleton University field hockey team dropped a highly contested 1-0 contest at the University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans are now 5-6 overall while falling to 1-1 in the North Atlantic Conference. Maine-Farmington improves to 4-5 and remains unscathed at 2-0 in league play.
Maine-Farmington's Emmah Spahr was responsible for the lone goal on both sides in the 10th minute of play. Jenessa Talarico assisted her.
After the Beavers began the contest with an offensive barrage, which resulted in four shots over the game's first half-minute, Castleton attempted to turn the tide. Rachel Holland immediately attempted a shot, but it went just wide of the cage.
Throughout the defensively dominated contest, the Spartan defenders were crucial in keeping the game within striking distance. As the Beavers took 22 shots on the afternoon, Gabrielle Ryan, Megan Ryan, and co stopped more than half of them from getting to goalkeeper Leah Holland. The latter was once again impressive, making nine saves in the loss.
Castleton returns to the field for a nonconference doubleheader during the university's fall break. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Spartans will visit the Express of Wells College, before taking on the Keuka College Wolves at the same time on Wednesday.
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