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Southern Maine upends Plymouth State Men’s Soccer

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Greg Cox (Brookline, Mass.) scored one goal and assisted on the other Saturday afternoon as the University of Southern Maine remained unbeaten in Little East Conference play with a 2-0 victory over Plymouth State University in men's soccer action at Panther Field.

            The victory puts USM in a tie for first place in the LEC with Rhode Island College, both schools with 3-0 conference records.  The Huskies improve to 8-3-1 overall, while PSU drops to 4-6-0 overall and 1-2-0 in LEC games.  The outcome also gave USM coach Mike Keller his 100th career victory.

            Cox scored his fourth goal of the season with just over four minutes remaining in the first half, with an assist from classmate Ben Slagle (Scarborough, Maine).  It was still a tight game until Cox set up junior Peter McHugh (Portland, Maine) for his team-leading 10th of the season in the final minute of play.

            PSU finished with a 9-6 advantage in shots, but couldn't put one past junior David Kreps (Agawam, Mass.), who finished with five saves for his third shutout of the season.

            Plymouth State returns to action Tuesday with a non-conference clash at Tufts University at 7:00 p.m., while the Huskies are back on the pitch at Bates College Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. 

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