WINDHAM, Conn. – Gabriella Hunt and Sarah Wells combined to score all four goals in the Castleton University field hockey team's 4-2 victory on the road at Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday.
The Spartans, who now hold a four-game winning streak, improve to 5-2 (3-0 LEC), while the Warriors drop to 2-4 (2-2 LEC).
Hunt and Wells split the four goals evenly and now share the team-lead with five goals apiece. Hunt added an assist and finished with a game-high five points.
Hunt put the Spartans ahead at 3:06 when a cross from Megan Ryan connected. Castleton took a 2-0 lead at the 14:01 mark when Allison Lowell played a centering pass to Wells who found the back of the cage.
Eastern Connecticut State got on the board at 52:41 when Sydney Hogan took a shot from the left side of the circle after the ball deflected in her direction.
Hunt slapped in a rebound at 58:33 to regain the Spartan two-goal lead, but Stephanie Hogan pulled the Warriors to within one again with a high shot that avoided traffic less than four minutes later. The Warriors managed just one shot, none on goal, the rest of the way and with 5:31 remaining in regulation, Wells scored her second goal to give the Spartans the 4-2 decision.
Tashia Pashby-Rockwood made five saves as she improved to 5-2. Keira Integlia took the loss to drop to 2-4. She made six saves. Abby Harris played the final 6:56 in goal for Eastern Connecticut State and allowed one goal and made one save.
Castleton will return home Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. when they will host Plymouth State.