PSU Men’s Soccer rallies from early deficit, falls in overtime

PSU Men’s Soccer rallies from early deficit, falls in overtime

Three Panthers score in setback at Pine Manor 

            CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Plymouth State University rallied from a 2-0 deficit, but ultimately fell to Pine Manor College in overtime, 4-3, in a non-conference men's soccer game at Hedley Field on Wednesday afternoon.

            Three different Panthers tallied goals to erase the margin, but some bad luck resulted in a tie game and the Gators were able steal the win in overtime.

            Plymouth State moves to 1-2-0 on the year, while Pine Manor improves to 4-1-1.

 

            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 3, Pine Manor 4 (OT)

 

            Plymouth State (1-2-0)

            Pine Manor (4-1-1)

 

            How it Happened.

  • Pine Manor scored a pair of first half goals to give the Gators a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
  • PSU cut the deficit in half in the 56th minute on a goal from junior Cam Bunn (Melbourne, Australia). Sophomore Alyosha Westbrook (Los Angeles, Calif.) flicked the ball ahead and classmate Ryan Brown (Milton, Vt.) pushed it forward to Bunn, who finished at the goal.
  • Just four minutes later Brown evened the score when he volleyed a free kick taken by junior Erik Armskog (Gothenburg, Sweden) from the right side.
  • Junior Cam Macedo (Oakland, R.I.) gave the Panthers their first lead of the day in the 76th minute when he buried a penalty kick.
  • The Panthers had some bad luck late in the second half when a shot saved by junior goalkeeper Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) deflected off of a Panther defender and went into the back of the net that tied the game.
  • The Gators scored the deciding goal five minutes into overtime.

 

            Inside the Numbers:

  • Brown has scored in all three games and leads the Panthers with eight points.
  • Junior Owen Caggiano (Sandwich, Mass.) made three saves in the first half, while Lindeberg stopped seven shots over the final 50:15.
  • Plymouth State held an 11-3 lead in saves.
  • Pine Manor outshot the Panthers by a 24-12 margin, with most of the differential coming in the opening half (10-3).

 

            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "After having worked so hard to come back, it was disappointing to concede an own goal and ultimately lose," said head coach Rob Wright. "We came out strong in the second half and experienced our first overtime game of the year. Hopefully we can learn from that and come back stronger for our next game."

 

            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State hosts Johnson & Wales next Tuesday (Sept. 17) at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

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