Panthers come from behind twice to pull out win
FITCHBURG, Mass. – Junior Jackie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) notched the game-winning marker with less than 14 minutes remaining in regulation Saturday morning as the Plymouth State University field hockey team defeated Fitchburg State University, 3-2, in Little East Conference action.
PSU out-shot the home team 29-9, but had to come from behind twice to pull out the victory. The Panthers improve to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play, holding on to fourth place in the 12-team LEC, while the Falcons drop to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in LEC games.
Fitchburg State opened the scoring in the 14th minute of action as senior Jamie Kelley (Pepperell, Mass.) notched her team-leading 12th tally of the season. The senior forward streaked up the middle of the field and beat the goalie to the right side for the 1-0 margin.
Plymouth State responded late in the half, when senior Olivia Colborn (Lancaster, N.H.) fired in a shot from the top of the circle off an assist from junior Lauren Carroll (Rollinsford, N.H.) to knot the score (1-1) heading into halftime.
The Falcons regained the lead at the 50:20 mark as freshman Erin Morrissey (Hubbardston, Mass.) took a feed from sophomore Bryana McGrath (Lunenburg, Mass.) and slipped the ball inside the near post for the 2-1 advantage. The Panthers quickly tied the score 2-2 less than three minutes later when sophomore Tayla Corrado (Saugus, Mass.) blasted a shot from the right side of circle into the back of the net. Morin completed the comeback in the 57th minute as she notched her first tally of the season.
Sophomore goalie Lucy Holewa (Londonderry, N.H.) recorded 16 saves for the Falcons, while Panther goalie Katlyn Hall (Greenfield, N.H.) made four stops at the other end of the field.
Fitchburg State will be back in action on Thursday as it travels to Daniel Webster College at 4 p.m. Plymouth State will host Endicott College on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
(Courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information)
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