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April 1, 2002

Panthers defeat Salem State in LEC opener

SALEM, Mass. - Plymouth State College snapped a 6-6 tie by scoring seven unanswered goals Monday afternoon at Alumni Field en route to an 18-9 victory over Salem State College in the Little East Conference men's lacrosse opener for both schools.

The win evens PSC's overall record at 2-2, while the Vikings remain winless at 0-4.

Plymouth State took a 7-6 advantage into halftime, but came out and scored the only four goals of the third period to go up 11-6. PSC put the game away in the final frame, outscoring the Vikings 7-3 over the final 15 minutes.

The Panthers' balanced scoring attack was led by junior Jason Biedrzycki (Amherst, N.H.), who scored two goals and added five assists. Classmate Ken McGuire (Wayland, Mass.) contributed four goals and an assist, and sophomore Sam Harding (South Berwick, Maine) chipped in with three goals. PSC also got two goals apiece from senior Andrew Quesnel (Middlebury, Vt.), junior Kevin Finnerty (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and freshman Pat O'Malley (South Windsor, Conn.).

Salem State was led by senior Kevin Morash's three goals and two assists. Sophomore Eric Stanton contributed two goals and a pair of helpers for the Vikings.

PSC junior goalkeeper Dan Egan (Cambridge, Mass.) stopped nine shots, and Salem netminder Matt Jewers recorded 16 saves. Plymouth State returns to action with a non-conference road game Wednesday at Gordon College (4:00 p.m.).

(Courtesy Salem State Sports Information)

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