MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Castleton goalie Alexis Kalm pitched her second-straight shutout, while assistant captain Lisa Kilroy scored the lone goal to lead the women's ice hockey team to a major 1-0 road win at Morrisville State on Wednesday afternoon.
The Spartans move back above .500 with the nonconference victory, now sitting at 7-6-1 after their third consecutive win. Meanwhile, Morrisville is now 8-6-2 on the season.
Following nearly the exact blueprint as in Sunday's win against Manhattanville, Castleton used an early goal, impassive goaltending, strong defense and otherwise clean play to earn the road win.
Less than 10 minutes into the first-period action, Kilroy lit the lamp after missing a shot wide. Aimee Briand controlled the loose puck and dished it into the senior forward, who put it into the twine for her sixth tally of the year.
That was all Castleton would need on the offensive side as its defense posted another all-around great effort. Hannah Rose, Chanel Tvergyak, Samantha Munroe along with forward Bre Babiarz tallied seven blocked shots to assist their netminder.
Kalm made 36 saves during the contest, including 14 during the third period to preserve the one-goal lead. Over the past three contests, the sophomore has posted a .988 save percentage and a 0.33 goals-against-average.
Briand continued to lead Castleton in the faceoff department, notching 16 wins in 22 puck drops. Jocelyn Forrest (6) and Babiarz (5) added 11 more.
Further helping the Spartans' cause, Castleton was only sent to the penalty box once during the 60 minutes. It marks the third consecutive contest that the team has taken three or fewer trips to the sin bin and all three games were also wins.
Castleton will have a few days off from play before they host the nationally ranked Camels of Connecticut College at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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