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October 20, 2010

Castleton nips PSU Men’s Soccer in overtime

Owens scores lone Panther goal

            CASTLETON, Vt. – Sophomore Trevor Kotrady (No. Clarendon, Vt.) drilled home the game-winning goal in the 107th minute Wednesday afternoon to give Castleton State College a 2-1 double-overtime win over Plymouth State University in a non-conference men’s soccer match at Spartan Stadium on Senior Night.

            Kotrady tallied his seventh goal of the season by blasting home a loose ball from the left flank to improve the Spartans to 12-5 overall on the season. The Panthers had a two-game winning streak stopped and drop to 5-8-1.

            Plymouth State took a 1-0 advantage at 23:15 of the first half as senior Eric Owens (Newton, N.H.) received a through pass from teammate Moses Igah (Abuja, Nigeria) and ripped a shot into the lower left corner of the net.  Castleton responded at 36:45 as Nick Johnas (Niskayuna, N.Y.) placed an
indirect kick from about 60-yards out directly into the center of the box where Costa booted it behind Panthers’ goaltender Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) to even the score at 1-1.

            Both teams had plenty of opportunities over the final 50 minutes of regulation, but could not score despite registering seven shots each in the second half.  The Spartans outshot the Panthers, 25-21, in the contest.

            Senior Andy LaCroix (Jamaica, Vt.) made two stops in the Spartans net while Ohlsson turned away an impressive 10 shots for Plymouth State.

            PSU returns home to host UMass Boston in a Little East Conference match this Saturday at 4:30 p.m.  The Panthers will also be home on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. against Babson.  The Spartans travel to St. Joseph’s (Vt.) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the regular season finale. 

(Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information)

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