FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Plymouth State University field hockey coach Bonnie Lord picked up her 100th collegiate coaching win Wednesday afternoon as the Panthers defeated Framingham State College, 3-1, in Little East Conference action at the Maple Street Field.
The Panthers (3-4 overall, 3-1 in the LEC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half as their offense was dominant. Junior Ashley Gutowski (Conway, N.H.) carried the ball thru the Rams defense and fed a perfect pass to senior Rachel Kirschner (Burlington, Conn.) who was able to knock it home in the 16th minute and give the Panthers a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore Kerry D'Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) found freshman Kristina Conroy (Wakefield, Mass.) open in the circle less than 10 minutes later, and Conroy found the back of the net to give the Panthers a comfortable 2-0 lead. PSU added a third goal just before the half by junior Amanda Sherburne (Rumney, N.H.)
The Rams (4-3 overall, 2-2 in the LEC) regrouped at half time and were able to cut the Panthers lead to 3-1 early in the second half as Kristen Sacco (Mendon, Mass.) scored off a pass from Kali Barrett (North Attleboro, Mass.) However, that was as close as the Rams would get. Plymouth State goalie Leah Curtin (Londonderry, N.H.) made seven saves on the day including five in the second half to pick up the win.
Coach Lord, in her eighth season at PSU, is now 100-42 in her career. She also posted a 244-52-34 career record at Kingswood High School in Wolfeboro, N.H., prior to arriving at PSU in 2000.
Both teams return to LEC action on Saturday as the Rams host Fitchburg State at 11:00 a.m., while the Panthers travel to Eastern Connecticut for a 1:00 p.m. match-up.
(Story courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information)
The PSU Field Hockey team congratulates head coach Bonnie Lord on her 100th collegiate coaching victory. (Photo Courtesy of SportsPix)
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