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September 12, 2009

PSU Men’s Soccer blanks Bridgewater State

(Game Box

            BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - The Plymouth State University men's soccer team scored in the opening minute of the game Saturday afternoon and went on to defeat Bridgewater State College, 2-0, at rain-soaked Swenson Field.

            The Panthers improved to 4-0 on the season with all four wins coming on the road.  Bridgewater State evens its record at 2-2.

            PSU junior Alec Ciccolinifoley (York, Maine) scored just 32 seconds into the contest for the Panthers.  That turned out to be all of the scoring in the first half.  Freshman Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.) added a big insurance marker in the 72nd minute for the Panthers, drilling a shot into the far-left corner of the goal from just outside the 18.

            Shots were even at 12 apiece, while Bridgewater had a 7-2 edge in corner kicks.  The Bears had three breakaway chances in the game but were unable to capitalize on any of them.

            PSU freshman goaltender Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) turned aside four shots to notch his third shutout of the season.  Ohlsson preserved the shutout midway through the second half as he made a great diving save on a breakaway opportunity by BSC sophomore forward Chris Swindell (Milford, Mass.)

            Senior netminder Ryan Seifert (Ludlow, Mass.) made three saves between the pipes for BSC.

            Plymouth State opens Little East Conference play next Saturday at rival Keene State College (1:00 p.m.)  Bridgewater State travels to Amherst on Wednesday for a six o'clock game with the Lord Jeffs. 

(Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information) 

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