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September 17, 2006

Middlebury too much for PSU Men’s Soccer

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Vandy Shanholt (Hillsboro, Calif.) scored two goals and sophomore Casey Ftorek (Wolfeboro, N.H.) contributed three assists Sunday afternoon as Middlebury College posted a 3-0 victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference men's soccer game at Panther Field.

The visiting Panthers carried the play most of the afternoon, outshooting the host Panthers 16-4 for the game. Middlebury scored in the first three minutes to take the lead, extended it to 2-0 midway through the first half, and put Plymouth State away with a third goal early in the second half. Middlebury improves to 4-0-0 on the season, while PSU suffers its first loss of the campaign and drops to 3-1-1.

Ftorek set up sophomore Baer Fisher (Kenilworth, Ill.) for Middlebury's first goal just 2:37 into the contest. Shanholt scored his first goal of the game in the 25th minute on a rebound from a shot by Ftorek, and notched his second of the afternoon in the 52nd minute, converting a throw-in from Ftorek.

Middlebury had another chance to extend its lead, but PSU sophomore keeper Tyler Shute (Deerfield, N.H.) stopped a penalty kick by senior David Lee (Mendham, N.J.) Shute finished with five saves for PSU, while Middlebury senior keeper Zack Toth (Carlisle, Mass.) made four saves to record the shutout.

Plymouth State plays its fifth straight home game Wednesday against Endicott (6:00 p.m.) Middlebury plays again Wednesday at Colby-Sawyer (4:15 p.m.)

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