Kenison-Marvin erupts for four goals for Panthers
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Freshman Leah Kenison-Marvin (Center Tuftonboro, N.H./Kingswood) erupted for four goals Sunday afternoon to lead Plymouth State University to an 8-2 victory over St. John Fisher in the consolation match of Springfield College's Dottie Zenaty Field Hockey Invitational at Stagg Field. Springfield blanked Brockport State (N.Y) in the championship game, 6-0.
Plymouth State took command right away, scoring three goals in the first six minutes to open up a 3-0 lead. Senior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H.), who scored twice in Saturday's first-round game, opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the contest, with Kenison-Marvin assisting on the play. Kenison-Marvin tallied her first of the game and first of the season at the 4:42 mark, and sophomore Kristen Morris (Stoughton, Mass.) made it 3-0 with the first of her two goals on the afternoon six minutes into the game.
St. John Fisher then rallied with its only two goals of the contest. Freshman Elizabeth Cusack (Clifton Park, N.Y.) scored with 25 minutes left in the first half, and sophomore Marissa Vedella (Elma, N.Y.) followed with another goal with 18 minutes on the clock to cut the margin to 3-2.
PSU got two more goals before the end of the half, as junior Lauren Carroll (Rollinsford, N.H.) tallied her first of the season and Kenison-Marvin her second of the game to make it 5-2 at the break.
The Panthers kept up the pressure in the second half, scoring all three goals. Kenison-Marvin added two more and Morris her second as PSU won going away. Plymouth State outshot St. John Fisher 12-2 in the first half and 20-8 for the game.
Junior goalkeeper Hilary Lemelin (Milan, N.H.) recorded six saves on the day for PSU. Freshman Danielle Famolaro (Rome, N.Y.) was credited with seven saves for SJF.
Plymouth State, 1-1, opens Little East Conference play next Saturday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury (12 noon).
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