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PSU Field Hockey blanks Fitchburg State

Two early goals lift Panthers to LEC win

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University scored two goals in the first six minutes Saturday afternoon and held on to defeat Fitchburg State University, 2-0, in Little East Conference field hockey action at Arold Field.

            PSU started out the game strong with two early goals and put together a strong defensive effort to hang on for the win. Plymouth State improves to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the Little East, while FSU dropped to 6-6 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

            Sophomore Jackie Morin got things started for PSU by driving home a pass from senior Lauren Bergeron 53 seconds into the game. Junior Olivia Colborn added to the Panther lead less than five minutes later, redirecting a pass in front of the net from sophomore Lauren Carroll.  Morin and Colborn share the team scoring lead, each with eight goals and three assists on the season.

            Down two early in the game, it looked like things might get out of hand for the Falcons, but senior goalkeeper Taylor Begin made 12 saves to keep the game within reach.  Fitchburg State saw increased offensive chances in the second half, but the PSU defensive foursome of senior Brittany Treichel and sophomores Amanda Butler, Aisha Rai Thompson, and Alyssa Audet was able to limit the Falcons to just two shots on goal.

            Plymouth State hits the road on Wednesday to face Springfield College in a non-conference match-up. Fitchburg State returns home to face Western Connecticut in an LEC game on Friday. 

(Story by Adam Sheetz) 

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