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PSU Field Hockey players earn LEC Weekly honors

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State University field hockey players were honored by the Little East Conference Monday with selections as Player of the Week for the last week of the regular season.

            Junior Melinda Rozumek (Salem, N.H.) was named LEC Defensive Player of the Week, and freshman Elyse Sedgley (Hopkinton, N.H.) was tabbed as LEC Goalie and Rookie of the Week. They were instrumental in PSU posting back-to-back shutouts to extend the team's winning streak to six games entering this week's conference tournament.

            A junior defender, Rozumek (right) anchored a Panther defense that did not allow a goal in two games last week, posting back-to-back shutouts over a strong Springfield team (3-0) and LEC tournament-bound Bridgewater State (1-0). Rozumek helped preserve the shutouts with a defensive save behind the goalkeeper in both games. The 1-0, last-second win over Bridgewater on Saturday clinched the second seed for PSU in the upcoming LEC Tournament.

            A freshman goalkeeper, Sedgley (left) posted a 2-0 record with 29 saves and a pair of shutouts last week as PSU blanked Springfield team on Thursday, 3-0, and Bridgewater State on Saturday, 1-0.  Sedgley earned both shutouts, making 16 saves in the win over Springfield and 13 stops in the last- second win over Bridgewater on Saturday, clinching the second seed for PSU in the upcoming Little East Tournament.

            Second-seeded PSU will host seventh-seeded Worcester State College on Tuesday in an LEC Tournament quarterfinal contest at Arold Field (2:30 p.m.)  If the Panthers win, they will host a semifinal game on Thursday.  The championship game is slated for Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed. 

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