PSU Men’s Soccer blanked by WestConn

PSU Men’s Soccer blanked by WestConn

Lindeberg tallies three saves in LEC loss

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University dropped a Little East Conference (LEC) matchup against Western Connecticut State University, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at Arold Field.

            The Colonials took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but added a pair of second half goals while Plymouth State was unable to find the back of the net.

            With the loss the Panthers drop to 0-4-2 in the Little East, and 1-8-3 overall. Conversely, the Colonials improve to 4-2-0 in conference play, and 11-4-0 overall. 


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 0, WestConn 3


            Plymouth State (1-8-3, 0-4-2 LEC)

            WestConn (11-4-0, 4-2-0 LEC)


            How it Happened:

  • Within the first three minutes of the game, WestConn junior Mikey Sciortino (Shelton, Conn.) received a ball crossed into the box. He was able to break free from the defenders and tap the ball forward to junior James Wilcox (Burlington, Conn.) for the tap in goal.
  • In the 33rd minute WestConn took a free kick just outside of the box. The kick bent around the wall of the Panther defenders, but junior goalkeeper Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) was there to record his first save of the day
  • The Panthers' best scoring opportunity came in the 58th minute when junior Cam Bunn (Melbourne, Australia) stole the ball from the Colonials' defense and dribbled into the box. He was able to get the shot off but it was saved by the opposing goalkeeper.
  • The Colonials' second goal came off of a penalty kick. In the 73rd minute, the Panthers' committed a foul inside the box and Sciortino scored to the lower left corner.
  • WestConn added an insurance goal in the 80th minute. The ball was being defended in the Plymouth State box and fell to the feet of freshman Franz Muhaj (Bridgeport, Conn.), where he was able to take a one-time shot into the back of the net.


            Inside the Numbers:

  • WestConn held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks and in total number of shots. WestConn also held a 6-1 shot on goal advantage.
  • Plymouth State junior goalkeeper Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) led the game with three saves compared to his counterpart, junior goalkeeper Daniel Szabo's (Trumbull, Conn.) one.
  • In a physical game, WestConn accumulated five yellow cards while Plymouth tallied three.


            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "We just played a very good WestConn team," associate head coach Parker Spear stated. "WestConn made it difficult for us to get anything done. We're now looking ahead to our next matchup against Fitchburg."


            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State will host non-conference opponent Fitchburg State on Tuesday (Oct. 22) at 3:00 p.m. on its Senior Day.




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