PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College got goals from nine different players Tuesday afternoon in a convincing 19-3 victory over the University of Southern Maine in a Little East Conference women's lacrosse game at Arold Field.
PSC scored twice in the first minute of the game and held a 6-0 lead less than eight minutes in. The Panthers had a 10-0 lead at halftime before cruising home with the win. The victory, PSC's sixth in a row, improves the Panthers to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the LEC, while USM drops to 3-5 and 0-2.
Sophomore Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) led the Panther onslaught with four goals, improving her team-leading total to 24. Senior Brooke Smith (Columbia, SC), junior Janet Conner (South Freeport, Maine) and freshman Annmarie Guglielmo (Gansevoort, N.Y.) joined in the offensive effort, collecting three goals apiece, with Guglielmo also picking up an assist. Single goals were recorded by juniors Eileen Rice (Nashua, N.H.), Melissa Cotton (Osterville, Mass.), and Marushka Eddy (Nantucket, Mass.) and senior Karen Hosmer (Westminster, Md.).
Senior Jen Young (Middlebury, Vt.) put the Huskies on the scoreboard with 16:31 left in the first half with the first of her two goals. Classmate Lauren Jurkowski (East Longmeadow, Mass.) scored USM's final goal with six minutes remaining in the opening half.
USM junior goalie Stephanie Slater (Acton, Mass.) made 26 saves in the Husky net, while PSC sophomore netminder Carmen Villanueva (East Schodack, N.Y.) made nine stops in the first half and freshman Melissa Gravilla (Andover, N.H.) made 10 saves in the second half.
Plymouth State plays again Friday in a make-up game at Babson (6 p.m.) en route to a conference game Saturday at Eastern Connecticut (2 p.m.). USM returns to action Thursday at Lasell (4 p.m.).