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Eagles Drop Conference Opener

CASTLETON, Vt. – Green Mountain College dropped its fourth game of the year, 16-0, against Castleton in North Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse action Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

The Spartans (3-5, 2-0 NAC) sprinted out of the gates, scoring their first goal just 27 seconds into the game courtesy of a Kate Auer shot.

Castleton continued to dominate offensively, with Taryn Smith, Brandi Whittemore, and Kate Auer each scoring two goals to make the score 13-0 going into the second stanza.

The Spartans would add three more goals in the second half en route to the victory as Brianna McKay, Kim Gosselin, and Grace Johnson notched a goal each.

Auer led all goal scorers with three markers, while Johnson joined the other two goal scorers from the first half. Amanda Flodstrom had a goal and three assists in addition to Maddy DaCosta's three helpers for the Spartans. Chelsea Fisher was busy on the ground picking up a team-high five groundballs.

Martha Howe (Sunapee, N.H.) had a team-high six groundballs for Green Mountain while sophomore Maegan Laymon (Ilion, N.Y.) and Virginia Anderson (Silver Spring, Md.) each scooped four apiece.

Castleton's Meghan Els (1-3) picked up her first victory of the year making two saves. GMC goalkeeper Anderson (0-4) was busy in net, saving 10 shots in the first half and finishing the game with 13 saves overall. 

The Eagles (0-4, 0-1 NAC) struggled to produce any offensive momentum throughout the game, being forced into numerous turnovers from Castleton's stifling defense as the Eagles also battled through several team injuries.

The Eagles will host New England College on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. Castleton will face-off against Western New England on April 7 for a first draw at 4 p.m.

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