Conroy, Morin, Harkins score twice each for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Kristina Conroy (Wakefield, Mass.) and freshmen Jackie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) and Natalie Harkins (Windham, Maine) scored two goals apiece Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University had little trouble in defeating Eastern Connecticut State University, 10-0, in a Little East Conference field hockey game at Arold Field.
The home team dominated from start to finish, out-shooting the Warriors, 22-3. PSU had a 2-0 lead five minutes into the contest and pulled away to a 6-0 lead by halftime before cruising to the victory in the second half. The Panthers won their fourth straight game and posted their second coonsecutive shutout, improving to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in Little East games. Eastern Conn. slid to 2-7 and 0-5.
Morin also collected an assist with her two goals for a team-high five points. Junior Lauren Bergeron (New Hampton, N.H.) added a goal and two assists, and freshman Annabelle Frenette (Old Orchard Beach, Maine.), sophomore Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H.) and junior defender Brittany Treichel (Clinton, Conn.) also added one goal each. It was the team-leading 10th goal of the year for Colborn while Treichel scored her first goal in 52 career games.
Both teams used two goalies. Senior Tia Mucciarone (Franklin, Mass.) and junior Danielle Reichardt (Ocean Township, N.J.) combined for 12 saves in the Warrior cage, while PSU sophomore Hilary Lemelin (Milan, N.H.) and sophomore Hannah Sawyer (Kingston, N.H.) combined on the shutout for PSU.
Plymouth State is home again on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. against rival Keene State , while Eastern Conn. visits Fitchburg State University Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
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