PSU Field Hockey stopped by Worcester State

PSU Field Hockey stopped by Worcester State

Distler makes eight saves in setback 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Jess Distler (Brookfield, N.H.) made eight saves, but Worcester State University posted a 4-0 win over Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference (LEC) field hockey game at Kennedy Field at the New Hampton School on Saturday afternoon.

            The Lancers got off to a fast start with a pair of goals in the opening six minutes, then added two more in the second quarter. The two teams battled through a scoreless second half with Distler and the PSU defense coming up big several times.

            Plymouth State drops to 7-8 and 5-6 in the LEC, while Worcester State improves to 14-4 and 10-1 in league play. PSU is currently tied for seventh in the conference, with the top eight teams qualifying for the upcoming LEC Tournament.


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 0, Worcester State 4


            Plymouth State (7-8, 5-6 LEC)

            Worcester State (14-4, 10-1 LEC)


            How it Happened:

  • Senior Rachel Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) gave the Lancers an early lead when she found the back of the cage just 2:27 into the game.
  • Junior Sarah Duff (Warren, Mass.) made it 2-0 in the sixth minute and her freshman Carly Duff (Warren, Mass.) pushed the lead to 3-0 6:22 into the second quarter.
  • Hopkins picked up her second of the day and 22nd of the year in the 24th minute to account for the final score.


            Inside the Numbers:

  • Distler made a season high eight stops, including five in the second half.
  • Sophomore Jess Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) made four saves for the Lancers.
  • Worcester State owned a 22-4 advantage in shots and 7-4 edge in penalty corners.


            Straight From the Coach's Mouth:

            "Worcester State was the best team we've seen this year," said head coach Bonnie Lord. "After a 4-0 first half we were a totally different team in the second half. We moved some positions around and were very impressed with Mariah Craigue, Hailey Patridge and Laura Secone."


            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State heads to St. Joseph's of Maine on Monday (Oct. 28) for a 6:00 p.m. game, before hosting LEC foe Westfield State next Saturday (Nov. 2) for a Senior Day contest at Holderness School at noon.
  • The Lancers visit WestConn next Saturday (Nov. 2) for an 11:00 a.m. LEC contest.




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