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PSU Field Hockey gets past Salem State

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            SALEM, Mass. - Seniors Sammi Romano (Kingston, N.H.) and Cortney Colligan (Brookfield, N.H.) scored goals Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Salem State College in the rainy Little East conference opener for both teams.

            PSU kept its perfect record intact, improving to 3-0 on the season, while the Vikings had their record evened at 1-1.

            Romano put the Panthers on the board at 13:12 of the first period with her first goal of the season, directing a loose ball in front of the Salem State net past junior goalie Jess McKenna (Rowley, Mass.)  The Panthers controlled the tempo for most of the half have leaving very few scoring chances for the Vikings.

            Colligan, a defender who moved up to play forward, gave Plymouth State a 2-0 lead when she scored on a pass from Kristina Conroy (Wakefield, Mass.) seven minutes into the second half.  Junior Katie LaPrad (Spencer, Mass.) cut the deficit to one goal for the Vikings on an assist from Sarah Quimby (Turner, Maine) at the 48:39 mark, but Salem State could not score the equalizer.

            PSU sophomore Elyse Sedgley (Hopkinton, N.H.) remained unbeaten (3-0), making four second-half saves to post the victory. 

            The Panthers return home to host Lasell College on Wednesday in a non-conference game at Arold Field (4:00 p.m.)  Salem State visits Becker College Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. 

 (Courtesy of Salem State Sports Information) 

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