Johansson scores for Panthers in LEC setback
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Filip Johansson (Lulea, Sweden) scored for the second straight game, but Plymouth State University dropped a Little East Conference men's soccer matchup at Castleton University, 3-1, at Dave Wolk Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Castleton struck early, taking a 1-0 lead in the third minute, and added a pair of second half goals to build a 3-0 advantage before Johansson spoiled the shutout bid in the 73rd minute.
With the loss the Panthers fall to 1-10-3 overall and 0-5-2 in the LEC, while Castleton moves to 6-11-0 and 2-5-0 in conference play.
Plymouth State 1, Castleton 3
Plymouth State (1-10-3, 0-5-2 LEC)
Castleton (6-11-0, 2-5-0 LEC)
How it Happened:
- Junior Jacob Godfrey (Castleton, Vt.) put Castleton ahead with a header goal in the third minute and senior Jack Kingdon (Woodbury, Conn.) added second half goals in the 52nd and 57th minutes as the Spartans took control.
- Johansson picked up his tally with 18 minutes left to play after freshman Hasibullah Naderi (Orpington, England) played a ball into the box before Johansson slipped it past the keeper.
- PSU maintained pressure throughout the remainder of the contest, but ran into some bad luck with a shot from sophomore Milian Eklund (Akersberga, Sweden) deflected off the post.
Inside the Numbers:
- Junior Linus Lindeberg (Stockholm, Sweden) made five stops for the Panthers, while his counterpart, junior Alex Fernald (Phippsburg, Maine), also had five saves.
- Castleton held a narrow 17-15 edge in shots and an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"It was a tough game for the guys having created so many chances and hitting the post twice," said head coach Rob Wright. "As with most of the season, we paid the price for individual defensive mistakes."
- Plymouth State wraps up the season next Saturday (Nov. 2) with a home contest against Eastern Connecticut at 1:00 p.m.
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