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PSC blanks Salem State

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College continued to rampage through the New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance's Northern Division Wednesday at Arold Field with a convincing 27-0 victory over Salem State College.

The victory improves PSC to 9-3 overall this season and 4-0 in NEWLA games, while Salem State drops to 1-7 and 0-4. The Panthers have outscored their four NEWLA opponents 83-5 this spring. Plymouth State has also captured 21 consecutive NEWLA regular season games, dating back to 1997.

PSC put the game away early, scoring six times in the first five minutes and leading 17-0 at halftime. It was the second NEWLA shutout for PSC this year.

Five different Panthers were multiple goal scorers as the team utilized the entire bench, and 16 players scored at least once. Leading the way were sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, NH) with five goals, senior Kelly Curran (Forestdale, Mass.) with four, and sophomore Eileen Rice (Nashua, N.H.) with three. Junior Robin Hartman (Santa Maria, Cal.) and sophomore Melissa Cotton (Osterville, Mass.) scored two goals apiece, with Hartman also picking up a team-high four assists.

The Panthers who scored once each were seniors Courtney O'Sullivan (East Kingston, N.H.) and Chrystn Pitt (Freeport, Maine), juniors Brooke Smith (Columbia, SC), Marcia Wood (Sanford, Maine), Megan Wolfley (Maplewood, N.J.) and Beth Dooly (Goffstown, N.H.), sophomores Marushka Eddy (Nantucket, Mass.) and Julie Shields (Whitby, ONT), and freshmen Cathy Berei (Pennington, N.J.), Amy Harrington (Goffstown, N.H.) and Annmarie DeVivo (West Islip, N.Y.)

Plymouth State wraps up the regular season Thursday (Apr. 26) at home with a NEWLA contest against Southern Maine (4 p.m.). The Panthers have already clinched home field advantage in the first round of the NEWLA Tournament, which begins next Wednesday (May 1). PSC is the defending NEWLA champion.