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April 17, 2005

PSU Men’s Lacrosse rolls past Johnson State

JOHNSON, Vt.

- Plymouth State University scored eight unanswered goals in the second quarter Sunday afternoon and went on to post a 24-2 victory over Johnson State College in a non-conference men's lacrosse game.

            It was a close game in the opening frame, with PSU holding a 3-1 lead, before the flood gates opened in the second quarter.  The Panthers got goals from 13 different players en route to their second victory in as many days.  PSU is now 4-6 overall while Johnson State is winless in seven tries.

            Plymouth State led 11-1 at halftime, with 10 different players scoring goals.  Only junior Jon Gagnon (New Bedford, Mass.) was a multiple scorer in the first half for the Panthers.

            For the game, Gagnon, freshman John Cogswell (Jefferson, Mass.) and Tony Aguiar (Northboro, Mass.) scored three goals apiece, while senior Pat O'Malley (South Windsor, Conn.) had two goals and five assists. Freshmen Pat Young (Bedford, N.H.) and Phil Connelly (Glens Falls, N.Y.) also collected two goals each.  Freshman Mike Russell (Nashua, N.H.) contributed a goal and two assists, while junior Bobby Dabrieo (Woburn, Mass.) and sophomore Nick Pearson (Peterborouogh, N.H.), and freshmen Ryan Silva (Chelmsford, Mass.) and John Brule (Northboro, Mass.) finished with one goal.

            Panther senior Ryan Cook (Farmington, Maine), one of PSU's top defenders the past four years, took a turn on offense in the fourth quarter and scored the first four goals of his career.

            Keegan Pettit scored both goals for Johnson State.

            Sophomore Nick Grobe (Chelmsford, Mass.) picked up the win in goal in his first start for the Panthers, making four saves.  Darin Harvey made eight saves for JSC.

            Plymouth State wraps up the regular season with three home games this week at Panther Field - Wednesday against New England College (6:00 p.m.), Saturday vs. UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.) and Sunday in a make-up game against Southern Maine (1:00 p.m.)

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