PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Castleton University women's soccer team fell on the road at Plymouth State in its penultimate contest of the regular season on Saturday, 1-0.
The Spartans have one game remaining on the docket in its season finale on Saturday, November 2 versus UMass Dartmouth. Castleton is guaranteed a playoff spot, while the final game will determine seeding.
Sophia Karlsson netted the only goal of the game on a header off of a Plymouth State corner at the 19:44 mark. Sarah Hicks picked up the assist on the insert.
Castleton (8-9-0, 3-4-0 LEC) had a chance to even the score in the 37th minute on a free kick from just outside the box. The shot off the foot of Dallas Brodhead went over the wall, but Panther keeper Cat Robbins was able to make the save.
The Spartans also had a golden opportunity to tie it in the 61st minute, but a Tatum Shappy strike was blocked down by a Panther defender. Castleton also had a flurry of chances as the clock waned down, but could not find the equalizer.
Loren Henderson made six saves in the effort, while Robbins turned aside five shots to earn her first shutout of the year for Plymouth State (8-8-0, 4-3-0).
The Panthers held a narrow 6-5 edge in corner kicks and out-shot the Spartans 16-11.