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Women's Soccer Upended at WestConn

Women's Soccer Upended at WestConn

DANBURY, Conn. – The Castleton University women's soccer team fell on the road at Western Connecticut State University, 4-2, on Saturday. 

The Spartans scored the first two goals of the game, but the Colonials scored two goals within three minutes on two separate occasions to rally for the victory.

With the victory, WestConn improves to 10-4-1 and 4-0-0 in Little East Conference (LEC) play. Meanwhile, Castleton drops to 6-7-0 (3-2-0 LEC).

Taylor Mann put the Spartans on the board in the 18th minute for her third tally of the season. Julia Carone moved into a tie for the team lead with her fifth assist of the year.

Senior Makenzi Bellando gave the Spartans a 2-0 advantage when she scored an unassisted goal at the 25:13 mark for her fifth score of the campaign.

Myah Croze scored the first of four unanswered goals for WestConn with her 13th goal of the season on a free kick from 32 yards out to briefly take the solo conference lead in goals. She was matched by her teammate, Keleigh Panek, who netted her 13th goal to tie the game at two on a penalty kick at the 30:13 mark.

Lillian Daniels gave the Colonials the lead on a header after Bailey McCollum sent in a corner in the 21st minute. Julia DePalma also headed in an insert on a corner to complete the scoring just shy of three minutes later. It was the freshman's first-career goal.

Loren Henderson made 13 saves in the effort for the Spartans as WestConn produced a 37-14 edge in shots. Sophomore netminder Karly Martin turned aside six shots to earn the victory for the Colonials.

Women's soccer returns to action on Tuesday as it will host Sage in a non-conference contest at 7 p.m.