Panthers play key LEC match Saturday at UMass Dartmouth
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury's Adam Glaser scored a goal and added two assists Tuesday afternoon while Greg Conrad tallied two goals, leading the hosts to a 5-0 victory over visiting Plymouth State University in non-conference men's soccer action.
The hosts grabbed a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when Tom Bean headed in a corner kick from Glaser. The score was Bean's fourth of the season. Middlebury kept the pressure up over the next 22 minutes, doubling their lead at 28:29. Kirk Horton gathered a loose ball in the corner, sending a cross to the far post that Tyler Bonini tapped in for his fourth of the fall.
The score remained that way as the hosts held Plymouth State without a shot attempt in the opening half.
Out of the break, Glaser gave Middlebury a three-goal edge in the 46th minute when he blasted a curling shot from eight yards out to the far post for his seventh score this season. A little more than 13 minutes later, Glaser lofted a cross from the right that was headed into the upper-left corner by Conrad.
Plymouth State's best scoring opportunity of the match came in the 62nd minute. Erik Ljunglof (Orebro, Sweden) headed a cross toward the Middlebury goal that was punched away by a diving Greg Sydor.
Conrad capped the scoring at 74:13 with his second of the match and sixth of the year when his tapped in a cross by Jeremy Barovick.
Middlebury held advantages in both shots (35-4) and corner kicks (10-4). Sydor finished with three saves for his fifth shutout this season and 13th of his career, while Danny Marsh (Farmington, Conn.) was credited with 12 stops for the visitors.
Middlebury (10-2-1) returns to action Saturday afternoon with a NESCAC road contest against Bates at 2:00 p.m., while Plymouth State (7-5-1) travels to UMass Dartmouth on the same day for a key Little East Conference match-up.
(Courtesy of Middlebury Sports Information)
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