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PSU Field Hockey players earn LEC weekly honors

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two members of the Plymouth State University field hockey team were recognized Monday with the top weekly honors from the Little East Conference.

            Junior Melinda Rozumek (Salem, N.H./Salem) was named LEC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week and classmate Sammi Romano (Kingston, N.H./Sanborn Regional) was selected as LEC Rookie of the Week.  They were key players that helped PSU post back-to-back LEC shutout victories last week over Framingham State and Eastern Connecticut.

            A junior defender, Rozumek (right) anchored a Panther defense that did not allow a goal on the week, posting consecutive whitewashes en route to a 2-0 record.  The Panthers allowed only 10 shots in the two games, six in Thursday's win over Framingham State and four in Saturday's verdict over Eastern Connecticut. Rozumek helped keep Saturday's shutout intact, making a player defensive save on the goal line behind the Panther keeper. The PSU defense has posted five shutouts in the last six outings.

            A junior forward, Romano (left) scored the first three goals of the game in last Thursday's victory over Framingham State, recording her first career hat trick.  A first-year member of the field hockey team, she is now third on the squad in scoring with five goals and 10 points.  Romano is also a veteran starter on the PSU softball team.

            PSU, 5-3 overall, is in second place in the LEC with a 4-1 mark, a half-game behind Keene State (8-3, 4-0).  The two top teams face each other in a showdown on Tuesday (Oct. 7), when Keene State comes to Plymouth for a 4:00 p.m. game. 

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