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October 14, 2012

WestConn nips PSU Men’s Soccer in overtime

Panthers suffer seventh one-goal setback

            DANBURY, Conn. – Freshman Phil Dagostino (New Fairfield, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal 3:05 into overtime Sunday afternoon to lift the Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting Plymouth State University at The WAC.

            Dagostino was in the right place at the right time after freshman Conor Scalise (West Hartford, Conn.) started a corner kick from the right side. A carom off Matthew Martin (Bristol, Conn.) rebounded toward Dagostino who found the back of the net for his first collegiate goal.

            After suffering five 1-0 losses this season, the Colonials finally wound up on the positive side of their valiant efforts.  Western, now 3-8-2 overall and 2-3 in the league, is in a three-way tie for the fourth and final LEC Tournament spot with Plymouth State and Rhode Island College.

            The Panthers fall to 5-9 overall and are also 2-3 in LEC action.  Seven of the nine PSU losses have come by one goal, including two LEC setbacks.

            The Western defense was headed by junior keeper Jack Holub (Sherman, Conn.), who made four saves for the winners. The Colonials' defensive third, although visually dominated in the height department, allowed nine shots by the Panthers in each half, only a total four attempts of which were at goal.

            PSU senior keeper Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) made five saves and faced 13 shots by Western's offense.

            Western travels to Ramapo College on Wednesday for a 3 pm game. PSU plays a key LEC contest next Saturday at Rhode Island College.

 (Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information) 

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