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PSU Men’s Soccer nips Norwich in RWU Tournament

Panthers to face Wm. Paterson in tourney final 

             BRISTOL, R.I. – Freshman Anders Olsson (Sturefors Sweden) and junior Dre Cabral (Tokyo, Japan) scored one goal apiece Saturday afternoon as the Plymouth State University men’s soccer team defeated Norwich University, 2-1, on the first day of the sixth annual season-opening Roger Williams University Turfer Classic.

            The Panthers will meet William Paterson University (N.J.) in the championship match on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., as Paterson edged host Roger Williams in the first game Saturday, 2-1.  Roger Williams and Norwich will play in the consolation game Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  Plymouth State defeated Roger Williams in overtime in last year’s championship clash.

            Plymouth State carried the play in the first half and owned a 13-1 advantage in shots.  The Panthers got on the board at the 25-minute mark when Olsson converted a bicycle kick in the box for his first goal, assisted by senior Eric Owens (Newton, N.H.).  PSU extended its lead to two goals early in the second half when Cabral scored on a header from a free kick by sophomore Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.)

            Norwich got on the board in the 63rd minute on an own goal from Plymouth State. That ended up as all the scoring, and PSU wound up with a 22-3 shot advantage for the game.

(Photos courtesy of Angela Yannessa)

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