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Panthers wrap up LEC regular season title

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College wrapped up the inaugural Little East Conference women's lacrosse regular season title Wednesday with a 16-2 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at Arold Field.

The victory gives the Panthers an 11-2 overall record, and a 6-0 mark in the first season of LEC play. PSC clinches first place in the LEC and the top seed in next week's inaugural LEC Tournament. The Corsairs drop to 5-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

Senior Robin Hartman (Westminster, Md.) led the Panthers Wednesday with a season-high nine points on five goals and four assists, upping her season totals to 30 goals and 12 assists. PSC's all-time scoring leader, Hartman also became the first woman in school history to go over the 200-point mark; she now has 145 goals and 63 assists for 208 points.

Sophomores Michelle Norton (Sandwich, Mass.) and Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) added two goals apiece against UMD. Sheridan also contributed an assist to increase her team-leading totals to 41 goals and 11 assists, while Norton had two assists to improve her totals to 21 goals and 12 helpers.

Senior Karen Hosmer (Westminster, Md.) also collected two goals for PSC, while single goals were tallied by senior Brooke Smith (Columbia, S.C.), juniors Janet Conner (South Freeport, Maine), Julie Shields (Whitby, Ont.) and Jill Matteson (Chatham, Mass.) and freshman Annmarie Guglielmo (Gansevoort, N.Y.).

Sophomore Megan Corfield (Framingham, Mass.) scored both goals for the Corsairs, both coming in the final five minutes.

PSC sophomore Carmen Villanueva (East Schodack, N.Y.) made 11 saves, while UMD goalie Liz Holland (Quincy, Mass.) stopped 16 shots.

Plymouth State wraps up the regular season Sunday at home with a make-up vs. Colby-Sawyer (1:00 p.m.). UMD returns home to host Elms College on Friday (4:00 p.m.) and Western Connecticut on Saturday (1 p.m.).