Sjoberg scores first goal for Panthers
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University men's soccer team notched three first half goals Saturday afternoon as the Bears posted a 3-1 non-conference win over Plymouth State University at Swenson Field.
Freshman Ramon Ambrosio paced Bridgewater with a goal and an assist as the Bears improved to 2-1 on the season. Sophomore Jake Sjoberg tallied PSU's first goal of the season in the second half but the Panthers dipped to 0-3.
Junior Simao Mendes opened the scoring in the 10th minute off a cross from Ambrosio. Mendes tucked a shot inside the right post for his second goal of the campaign. Sophomore Craig Shadduck upped the BSU lead to 2-0 in the 23rd minute with his first marker of the season as he scored off a rebound of a Dan Roberts shot.
Ambrosio tallied his first collegiate goal less than seven minutes later off a long volley from junior Tucker Fairbanks. After collecting the pass to the left of the net, Ambrosio dribbled past the Plymouth goalkeeper and slid a shot into the open goal.
PSU got on the board in the 63rd minute with Sjoberg doing the scoring for the visitors. Senior Dre Cabral set up the goal with a long pass inside the 18.
Bridgewater held an 18-9 shot advantage for the game as well as a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore goaltender Joe Parsons notched his second win of the season as he turned aside two shots. Plymouth State sophomore Joe Drapeau made six saves between the pipes for the Panthers.
BSU returns to the pitch Sunday afternoon when the Bears host Amherst College at 3:00 p.m. PSU returns home to entertain Tufts University on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information)
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