Panthers post third straight win; remain unbeaten in LEC play
DANBURY, Conn. – Senior forward Nikki Garvey (Canaan, N.H.) scored three goals on Saturday morning to help lift the Plymouth State University field hockey team to a 4-2 come-from-behind victory over Western Connecticut State University at The WAC.
The Panthers, now 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference, dominated in the first 35 minutes and took a 4-1 lead into intermission.
The Colonials got on the scoreboard first when Caitlin Ogrizovich (New Fairfield, Conn.) notched her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Heidi Odenwaelder (Goshen, Conn.) assisted on the goal, which came 17:42 into the contest.
Garvey then scored in the 20th, 24th and 26th minutes, ending the day with a team-high seven goals. Senior Sam Carberry (Shrewsbury, Pa.) assisted on Garvey's second goal while sophomore Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) was credited with an assist on her final marker.
Senior Emily Davis (Boscawen, N.H.) added an insurance goal, her first of the season, with 7:08 left before the break.
Kristy Matasavage (Middlebury, Conn.) scored her first goal of the season, 10 minutes into the second stanza, to bring Western within a pair of goals, 4-2.
Freshman Alivia Bates (Pennsauken, N.J.) made seven stops for the winners. Kristy Trotta (Danbury, Conn.) made 15 saves for the Colonials as Plymouth State pelted her with 24 shots on Saturday.
Western begins a three-game road trip on Wednesday, September 24 when it travels to William Paterson University for a non-conference meeting with the Pioneers. Games time is 7 pm.
The Panthers have a week off before traveling to Westfield State University for a 3:30 pm affair next Saturday.
(Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information)
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