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Panthers defeated by Trinity

WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior Anna Sullivan scored five goals and assisted on four others Tuesday evening to lead Trinity College (Conn.) to a 15-9 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over Plymouth State College in a game played at Worcester State College.

Sophomores Elizabeth Miller and Katelyn Bowman added four goals and one assist apiece, joining Sullivan in scoring 13 of the team's 15 goals. Junior Ashley Taylor, the team's leading scorer (20-21-41) was limited to a goal and two assists, and freshman Meredith Goeller came off the bench to round out the scoring for the Bantams.

Plymouth State, which had a four-game winning streak stopped, got four goals and two assists from freshman Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.), and three goals and two assists from junior Robin Hartman (Santa Maria, Cal.). Junior Marcia Wood (Sanford, Maine) and freshman Michelle Norton (Sandwich, Mass.) also scored for the Panthers, and sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) picked up an assist.

Sheridan gave PSC a 1-0 lead with a goal just 40 seconds into the contest, a margin that stood for nearly eight minutes. There were two lead changes and three ties in the first half before the teams settled for a 5-5 deadlock at the break.

The game was tied 7-7 three minutes into the second half, but the Bantams rattled off six unanswered goals over the next 17 minutes before Sheridan could score again for PSC with 9:30 to play to make it 13-8. Trinity scored the next two goals and held on for the 15-9 triumph.

Freshman Carmen Villanueva (East Schodack, N.Y.) started and made four saves in the Panther cage, while graduate student Brenna Matarazzo (Salem, N.H.) came off the bench to make six saves.

PSC, 4-2 overall, gets right back into action Wednesday with a New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance contest at Keene State (5 p.m.). Trinity is now 5-5.