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Panthers edge Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Sophomore Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) scored the game-tying goal with five minutes remaining and senior Robin Hartman (Westminster, Md.) added the game-winner with 2:21 to play, leading the Plymouth State College women's lacrosse team to an 8-7 non-conference victory over Springfield College Thursday night at Benedum Field.

The game was close the whole way, with one goal separating the teams the entire second half. PSC took the lead three times, only to have Springfield come back to tie it. The Pride took their first lead of the game with seven minutes to go in regulation, but Sheridan and Hartman provided the theatrics for the Panthers.

Sheridan, who leads the team with 10 goals, finished the game with three goals and an assist, including two goals and an assist in the first half to help PSC to a 4-3 lead at the break. Junior Janet Conner (Freeport, Maine) and freshman Annmarie Guglielmo (Gansevoort, N.Y.) also tallied first half goals for PSC.

Sophomore Michelle Norton (Sandwich, Mass.) notched a pair of second half goals, each time to give the Panthers a one-goal lead, but each time Springfield countered with the tying goal, once by Spring Silverman and once by Erin Smith.

Dancia Ansardy scored her third goal of the game for Springfield with 7:09 on the clock to give the Pride a 7-6 advantage, but Sheridan and Hartman helped pull it out for the Panthers. PSC improves to 2-1 on the season, while Springfield drops to 0-3.

Freshman Melissa Gravilla (Andover, N.H.) was credited with 21 saves for PSC, while Emily Booshada made 10 saves for the Pride.

Hartman's goal, her only one of the game and eighth of the season, also gives her career totals of 123 goals and 51 assists for 174 points. She is just two points shy of the PSC career scoring mark held by Terry Galley, who scored 146 goals and 30 assists for 176 points from 1982-85.

The Panthers have already postponed Monday's home opener against Colby-Sawyer due to snow on Arold Field. PSC hopes to play at home next Thursday, Apr. 4, against Wheaton College (4:00 p.m.).