Castine, Maine – The Maine Maritime Academy Lady Mariner soccer team fell to the Castleton State College Spartans 4-1 in a North Atlantic Conference match-up at Ritchie Field on Saturday afternoon. Junior striker Courtney Chadburn (No. Clarendon, VT) scored twice for the Spartans in the victory.
The Lady Mariners struck first in the 10th minute on a Natasha Morris (Faifield, ME) unassisted goal. Morris collected a loose ball on the left edge of the box and slid the ball past the Castleton keeper for the 1-0 lead. Both teams remained scoreless for the rest of the half and MMA took a 1-0 lead into the halftime.
The Spartans evened the score in the 59th minute when Courtney Chadburn dribbled through the MMA defense and passed the ball into the corner of the net for the equalizer. The Spartans struck again four minutes later when Hilary Cooke (Marlborough, CT) collected a cross from Kelsey Lenney (Coxsackie, NY) and tucked it into the left corner to give the visitors the 2-1 lead.
The Spartans increased their lead to 3-1 in the 82nd minute when Courtney Chadburn scored her second goal of the match. The goal came off of a corner kick by Brynn Campbell (Clarendon, VT), that reached the far post, and Chadburn was there to knock it into the net for the two-goal advantage. The Spartans finished off the scoring in the 89th minute on a Hannah Josselyn (Ludlow, VT) goal from a loose ball inside the penalty area.
Lacey Jackson (York, PA) took the loss for MMA and falls to 4-8-1 on the year while Ericka Davis (Cambridge, VT) got the win for the Spartans.
The Spartans improve to 13-2-0 overall and 6-0-0 in the NAC while the Lady Mariners fall to 4-8-1 overall and 1-4-0 in the NAC.