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October 23, 2003

Plymouth State Men’s Soccer ties Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass. - Plymouth State University and Endicott College battled to a 1-1 overtime deadlock Thursday afternoon in a non-conference men's soccer match-up.

Plymouth State, which is ranked sixth in New England, sees its record go to 10-2-1 while Endicott is now 7-5-4.

Both goals in the contest were scored in the first half. Senior Sal Friello (West Haven, Conn.) put the Panthers on the board at the 25:04 mark with his fifth goal of the season, with senior Mike Hallworth (Sandown, N.H.) picking up an assist on the play. Endicott countered 10 minutes later on an unassisted goal by junior Nate Briggs (Valencia, Venezuela).

Neither team was able to crack the opposing team's goal through the second half or the two 10-minute overtimes. Endicott finished with a 6-5 advantage in shots on goal. Freshman Zach Collins (Chester Springs, Pa.) made his first career start in goal for Plymouth State and made three first half saves. Senior Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, N.J.) came on at the start of the second half and finished with two saves. Junior Mitch Donar (Vassalboro, Mass.) stopped four shots for the Power Gulls.

The Panthers return home for their final three regular season contests, beginning Saturday with a key Little East Conference match against Western Connecticut (12 p.m.). Endicott hosts Wentworth in a Commonwealth Coast Conference game Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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