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PSC falls to 12th-ranked Wheaton

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Junior David Wurm (Dunstable, Mass.) scored two goals to lead a comeback Wednesday as Wheaton College pulled out a 3-2 victory over Plymouth State College in a non-conference men's soccer match at Panther Field.

The Lyons, who are ranked 12th in the nation in Division III, remain undefeated at 6-0-0 on the season, while PSC drops to 1-3-0.

Plymouth State took an early 2-0 lead in the contest. Senior Garry Thomson (Glasgow, Scotland) converted a free kick at the 11:31 mark to put PSC on the board, and senior Antoine Moiboueyi (Gabon, Africa) knocked home a crossing pass from junior Troy Silva (West Tisbury, Mass.) at 16:40 to give PSC a two-goal advantage.

Wheaton began its comeback on a big goal from Wurm with just 46 seconds remaining in the opening half, with junior Shaun Cavanaugh (Botsford, Conn.) picking up an assist. Wurm added his second of the day just 3:12 into the second half, and Cavanaugh scored what proved to be the game-winner less than two minutes later, at 49:58.

PSC had a narrow 8-7 advantage in shots on goal. Panther junior keeper Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, N.J.) and Wheaton senior keeper Craig Evans (Avon, Conn.) each registered two saves.

Plymouth State begins defense of its Little East Conference championship this Saturday (Sept. 22) in the LEC opener at UMass Boston (1:00 p.m.). Wheaton returns home to host MIT Saturday (1:00 p.m.).