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October 19, 2011

Middlebury too strong for PSU Men’s Soccer

Vermont school wins battle of Panthers

            MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College outshot Plymouth State University 21-0 Wednesday afternoon on its way to a 5-0 win over the Panthers in Vermont. The Panthers of Middlebury move to 6-3-3 overall, while Plymouth State falls to 4-9, breaking a three-game winning streak.

            Middlebury opened the scoring 8:38 into the contest as Brett Brazier trapped and settled a ball, before feeding Tyler Macnee. The Middlebury senior took a quick step and then blasted home a shot from the left wing for his team-leading fifth of the season.

            Martin Drolet scored twice in a 3:32 span midway through the half to give the Panthers a 3-0 advantage. The first goal came after a flurry of shots as Macnee was stopped and Brazier hit the crossbar with a header before Drolet finished. He struck for his fourth of the year at the 20:57 mark, taking a feed from Robbie Redmond before scoring from 17 yards out.

            Middlebury made it a 4-0 game with 2:55 left in the first half, when Alvand Hajizadeh feed Matt Martin, who scored his first of the year.

            The game remained at 4-0 through most of the second half, with the hosts adding a late goal to make it a 5-0 final. Ethan Galiette earned his second of the year, switching direction with the ball before ripping a shot home from 20 yards out.

            Tim Cahill played the first half in goal for Middlebury, while Eric Wilson, Adam Liu and Zach Abdu-Glass split time in the second half. Junior goalkeeper Bjorn Ohlsson made six saves in goal for Plymouth State.

            PSU returns home to host Rhode Island College Saturday in a key Little East Conference game at Panther Field.  Middlebury also returns to action on Saturday at Bates. 

(Courtesy of Middlebury Sports Information) 

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