Wells and Jeffrey Both Score Twice as Spartans Run Away with First Win of Season

Wells and Jeffrey Both Score Twice as Spartans Run Away with First Win of Season

CASTLETON, Vt. – Sarah Wells and Cydney Jeffrey each scored two goals as the Castleton University Field Hockey team defeated Morrisville State, 6-1, for the Spartans' first win of the season, and career victory number one for Castleton Head Coach Christine Kemp. 

The Spartans scored three goals in both halves while outshooting the Mustangs 39-11 and earning a 15-2 edge in penalty corners.  

Castleton took the lead at the 5:44 mark when Gabrielle Ryan scored on a penalty corner delivered by Allison Lowell from just inside the circle.

The Spartans then scored two goals in the span of 20 seconds just past the 24-minute mark to pad their lead before the half. On a rebound deflected in the air, Gabriella Hunt swatted the ball in for the Spartans' second goal. Jeffrey scored the first of her two unanswered goals on Castleton's next rush when she tapped in a rebound from a yard out.

Then at 46:44, Jeffrey scored her second tally on a broken play after falling down when she swung at the ball laying to her right and placed it into the cage. 

Heather Cummings put the Mustangs on the board with their first goal of the game, and season, at 52:50. Cummings and Hanehan, who assisted on the goal, paced Morrisville with three shots on goal apiece. Morgan Dueber made 19 saves for the Mustangs, and Emilee Thibeau recorded one defensive save.  

Wells scored the first of her two goals, which capped the scoring, at 56:57 on a one-time shot from six yards on a pass from Hunt. She scored again at 63:38 on a turn-around shot just inside the top of the circle after a leading pass by Emily Kinney, the first collegiate point for Kinney.

Wells finished with a game-high 13 shots, including 10 on target. Jeffrey put five out-of six shot attempts on the frame.    

Castleton will host the defending national champion, Middlebury College, Wednesday at 4 p.m.