Panthers led by five different scorers
NEW HAMPTON, NH. – The Plymouth State University field hockey team won their fifth straight game of the season over Western Connecticut Saturday afternoon at New Hampton School. Senior Nicole Burgess (Mexico, Maine) added two goals, freshman Kate McPherson (Conway, N.H.), junior Kaitlin Wilder (Framingham, Mass.), senior Jordan Ray (Standish, Maine), and senior Kendal Lariviere each scored a goal to lead the Panthers in a 6-0 win at New Hampton School.
The Panthers held the Colonials scoreless at halftime 3-0. Goalkeeper Senior Kristi Trotta (Danbury, CT) finished with 11 saves for the Colonials.
New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH. – Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Plymouth State 6, Western Connecticut 0
PSU 5-2 (4-1 LEC); WCSU 3-6 (1-4 LEC)
- The win is the fifth straight for the Panthers who have outscored their opponents 30-3 over the last five games and are 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the LEC. Western Connecticut fell to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the Little East.
- McPherson led the Panthers three minutes into play with a goal. Senior Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) hit the second goal around the four minute mark. Burgess finished out the half scoring at 16 minutes to advance the Panthers 3-0 at halftime. Burgess, Ray and Lariviere had a goal each in the second half.
- The Panthers, who entered today's contest averaging 4.57 goals per game despite being shutout in their first contest, out shot WCSU 14-4 in the first and 20-4 for the game. PSU also had a 14-5 advantage in penalty corners. Trotta finished the game with 11 saves in a strong effort for the Colonials, while sophomore Dom Tarr (Antrim, N.H./Contoocook Valley) made three saves in the win.
Plymouth State will travel to Salem State on Wednesday September 28 (6:00 p.m.) in an LEC game. Western Connecticut will host Westfield State Wednesday September 28 (4:00 p.m.) in Little East Conference action.
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