SALEM, Mass. - Senior midfielder Alex Kakambouras (Melrose, Mass.) headed a 50-yard restart into the upper right hand corner with just 4:25 to play Saturday evening to lift Salem State College to a 1-0 victory over the Plymouth State University Panthers in a non-conference men's soccer match at Alumni Field.
The Vikings and Panthers produced a scoreless first half after waiting one hour to start the match because of lightning. The match did not begin until 7:00 pm due to heavy heat lightning surrounding the South Salem area.
SSC (2-0), who outshot the Panthers, 11-7, posted its second shutout of the season in front of junior goalkeeper Pawel Brzykcy (Krakow, Poland), who was forced to make three saves, all in the opening half. PSU's Tyler Shute (Deerfield, N.H.) stopped three shots in the first half and one in the second.
Plymouth nearly enjoyed a 1-0 lead midway through the second half only to watch freshman forward Tommy Schrey's (Munich, Germany) 25-yard blast from the right flank from ring off the crossbar above Brzycky's leap.
SSC's next match will be Wednesday, Sept. 12, when the Vikings travel to Babson (4:00 pm.) The Panthers are back in action Thursday, Sept. 13, with a visit to Bridgewater State (3:30 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Salem State Sports Information)
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