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PSU Field Hockey stifles Lasell

Frenette, Colborn with multiple goals for Panthers

            NEWTON, Mass. – Freshman Annabelle Frenette (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) three goals Wednesday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University field hockey team to a 7-0 victory over Lasell College in a non-conference match-up at Grellier Field.

            Junior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H./White Mountains Regional) added two goals for the Panthers, and junior Christina Parisi (Hampton Falls, N.H./Winnacunnet) and freshman Jackie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) scored one apiece. PSU won its second game in a row to even its season record at 2-2.  Lasell dropped its second straight and dipped to 1-4.

            Sophomore goalie Hilary Lemelin (Milan, N.H./Berlin) made six saves in the Panther cage to record her first career shutout.

            Plymouth State scored two goals in a 20 second stretch just three minutes into the game.  Frenette put in the first tally between a sea of defenders in front of the Lasers net, and Colborn struck from point-blank range on a rebound for a 2-0 Panther lead.

            Frenette registered her second goal on a similar play in the eighth minute when Lasell keeper Christine Thornton (Canton, Mass.) made a kick-save on a shot by Colborn, but Frenette came up with the second-chance shot and gave PSU a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes into the game. Morin notched the Panthers’ fourth goal at the 29:47 mark, deflecting from the middle of the field at eight yards out and giving the Panthers a comfortable 4-0 lead at the break.

            PSU extended its lead early in the second half as Colborn registered her second goal of the game on a pass from Kristina Conroy (Wakefield, Mass.) at 46:15.  Conroy began the play on the left baseline and crossed the ball to Colborn at the penalty stroke mark directly in front of the net for the score.

            Parisi struck for the sixth goal on a loose-ball pickup from the right wing and the final goal of the contest was recorded by Frenette to complete her hat trick.  Frenette dodged her defender in a one-on-one situation and shot from center field at 12 yards out at the 59:49 mark.

            Plymouth State will be back in action Saturday in a Little East Conference match-up at UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.). 

(Courtesy of Lasell Sports Information) 

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