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October 3, 2007

Tufts too much for Plymouth State Men’s Soccer

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Kevin Anglin (Endicott, Mass.) scored a pair of goals on direct kicks Wednesday evening, and Tufts University went on to defeat Plymouth State University, 5-0, in non-conference men's soccer action under the lights at Panther Field.

            Anglin's first goal, a bender around the Panther defensive wall, gave the Jumbos a 1-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the contest.  It stayed a one-goal game for the duration of the first half, but Anglin's second strike, again curled around the Panther wall and past a diving goalkeeper, made it a 2-0 affair.

            Tufts slowly pulled away in the second half.  Senior Dan Jozwiak (Boulder, Colo.) knocked in a rebound in the 62nd minute after junior Peter DeGregorio (Whately, Mass.) hit the crossbar with his shot.  Senior Greg O'Connell (Cohasset, Mass.) made it a 4-0 game with a goal with seven minutes remaining, and freshman Alex Lach (Lexington, Mass.), who assisted on O'Connell's goal, finished off the scoring for Tufts with just under two minutes remaining.

            PSU had a couple of good scoring chances in the second half, as senior Keith Whittemore (Holderness, N.H.) was twice sent through the Tufts defense with lead passes from teammates, but both times his shot glanced off the crossbar.

            Junior David McKeon (Loudonville, N.Y.) earned the shutout victory in the Jumbos goal, making five saves. Tufts finished with a slim 16-15 advantage in shots.

            Plymouth State is home again Saturday with a Little East Conference affair against Western Connecticut (11:00 a.m.) Tufts returns home to host New England Small College Athletic Conference foe Bowdoin on Saturday in the Homecoming contest (2:30 p.m.)

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