Castleton, Vt. - The Spartans fell short against RPI, falling 22-8 to the Engineers at Spartan Stadium on Thursday night.
Castleton was led by Amanda Flodstrom, who notched three goals for the Spartans, pushing her season total to a team-high eight. Sarah Clark, Mariah Lesure, Cori Healy, Blake Wardwell, and Bri MacKay each notched one goal in the loss.
For the Engineers, Meg Colitz, Mackenzie O'Neil, and Alissa Peterson had three goals apiece. Shannon Maguire chipped in with two goals and three assists for a game-high five points.
RPI jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes before Castleton got on the scoreboard with a goal from Flodstrom 8:19 into the game. The Engineers notched two more before Blake Wardwell snagged a pass from Sarah Clark and netted it for the goal, cutting the Spartans deficit to 4-2.
Peterson scored back-to-back goals for the Engineers putting the squad up 6-2. Sarah Clark responded with a tally for the Spartans to cut the lead to three goals. The Engineers ended the half on a 4-1 run to make the score at the break 10-4.
In the second half, Castleton traded goals with the Engineers through the first four minutes with each team notching two. A goal by Maguire with 25:16 remaining triggered a 9-1 run for RPI over the next 18 minutes, putting the Spartans in a 21-7 hole. Each team would score in the final six minutes to make the final 22-8.
Meghan Els took the loss for the Spartans in goal, splitting time with Lily Derbyshire. The pair combined for nine saves. Allie Arnal got the win for the Engineers, making seven saves before being pulled in favor of Erin Amarello.
Castleton falls to 0-5 and will continue to search for their first win on Saturday, Mar. 23 when they take on Roger Williams at 1 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.