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PSU Field Hockey rolls past Fitchburg State

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Sophomores Sarah Smith (Lexington, Mass.) and Kerry D'Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) registered two goals and one assist each Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University field hockey team to a 7-1 victory over Fitchburg State College in a Little East Conference game at Arold Field.

            Fitchburg actually got on the board first as junior Leni Aidonidis (Winchendon, Mass.) scored the first goal of the game just three minutes after the opening whistle, but it was all Panthers the rest of the way.  Smith scored her first goal to tie the game 12 minutes into the game, and added the eventual game-winner with under a minute to play in the first half as PSU took a 2-1 lead into the intermission.  Smith also scored three goals in Wednesday's win over New England College.

            The floodgates opened for PSU in the second half.  D'Ambroise scored her two goals, sophomores Cortney Colligan (Brookfield, N.H.) and Morgan Lemmon (Gilford, N.H.) added unassisted goals, and freshman Sarah Warner (Contoocook, N.H.) tallied her first career score.  Senior Katie Barany (Middlesex, Vt.) collected a pair of assists for the Panthers.

            The Panthers finished with a 29-12 advantage in shots.

            PSU has won six of its last seven games to improve to 7-5 overall and 6-2 in LEC play, while Fitchburg State dropped its eighth in a row and fell to 2-11 and 0-8.  The Panthers are home again on Wednesday for an LEC match-up against Southern Maine (3:30 p.m.), and Fitchburg State travels to Nichols on Monday for a non-conference game (7:00 p.m.)

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