Bashir scores game-winner as Panthers remain unbeaten in LEC
DANBURY, Conn. – Junior midfielder Refaat Bashir (Manchester, N.H./Central) scored the game's only goal Sunday afternoon to lift visiting Plymouth State University to a 1-0 victory over Western Connecticut State University in Little East Conference men's soccer action.
Bashir's first goal of the season came following a crisp pass from classmate Senad Mehmedovic (Concord, N.H.) in the 60th minute.
The Panthers, now 3-6-1 overall, remain undefeated in the Little East with a 2-0-1 mark. Western drops to 4-6-1 overall and 0-3 in the league.
Sophomore netminder Felix Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) registered his second shutout of the season after making six saves for the Panthers.
Freshman Austin Tierney (East Hampton, CT) made five saves for Western.
A tight contest throughout, Plymouth mustered just one shot more than the Colonials, 14-13 and drew even on corner kicks, 1-1.
Western plays host to New Paltz on Tuesday, October 7. Game time is slated for 7 pm. Plymouth State travels to Rhode Island College next Saturday, October 11 for a 1 pm contest.
A crowd of nearly 200, including the men's team from Eastern Connecticut State University and the Colonials' women's soccer team, came to support Western women's assistant soccer coach Shaun Bailey and donated generously to The Bailey Strong Foundation and to the American Cancer Society as Sunday's game was a Coaches vs. Cancer tribute.
Earlier this summer, Bailey was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has been battling the disease heroically. He was on hand on Sunday and warmly greeted by all the players and coaches from the four teams on hand. If you wish to donate to The Bailey Strong Foundation, visit #BAILEYSTRONG today.
(Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information)
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