RUTLAND, Vt.- Host Castleton State University scored the lone goal in the third period to skate past the Johnson & Wales University women's ice hockey team on Friday. The Spartans defeated the Wildcats, 1-0.
Johnson & Wales: 2-7-2, 1-5-1, NEHC
Castleton: 3-4-1, 3-1-1, NEHC
JWU: Jasmine Mucci (L, 2-6-2) 27 saves, 1 goal
CSU: Rylie Wills (W, 1-2-1) 29 saves, 0 goals
The lone goal wasn't scored until the third period. Just two minutes in, Castleton's Aimee Briand skated past the JWU defenders to score unassisted.
Johnson & Wales had 29 shots, but Castleton goalkeeper Rylie Wills turned all of them away. The Wildcats' Jasmine Mucci had 27 saves.
The Wildcats are back in action Saturday as they travel to defending national champion and fourth-ranked Norwich University at 1 pm.