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September 15, 2007

PSU Field Hockey nips UMass Dartmouth in LEC opener

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Sophomore Kerry D'Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) scored the only goal of the game with just under 10 minutes left in the second half Saturday afternoon and Plymouth State University went on to defeat the University of Masschusetts Dartmouth, 1-0, in a Little East Conference field hockey game at Arold Field.

Senior goalie Katie Randall (Portsmouth, N.H.) made 15 saves, nine in the first half and six in the second, to post her first shutout of the season. The Panthers won for the first time in four outings this season, while the Corsairs suffered their fourth loss in as many tries.

UMD had twice as many shots as PSU in the first half (10-5), but neither team could score. The Corsairs also out-shot the Panthers in the second half, 9-8, but D'Ambroise's goal, her first of the season, won it for PSU. Junior Amanda Sherburne (Rumney, N.H.) picked up an assist on the game-winning goal.

Corsairs goalie Seana Golden (Somerset, Mass.) also played a solid game in goal, finishing with 11 saves.

The Panthers continue their four-game home stand Wednesday at Arold Field, hosting Endicott (4:00 p.m.). UMD returns home to host the University of New England on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.)

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