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Stewart leads Colby-Sawyer past PSU Women’s Lacrosse

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Tara Stewart (Londonderry, N.H.) scored nine goals Thursday afternoon to lead Colby-Sawyer College to an 18-13 victory over Plymouth State University in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Arold Field.

            Stewart scored four goals in the first half and added five more in the second half, giving her 61 goals on the season.  The Chargers have won three of their last four games to up their record to 6-9, while the Panthers fall to 1-10.

            Sophomore Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass.) led Plymouth State with five goals and two assists, while classmate Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) added four goals and three assists. Sophomore Kerry D'Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) chipped in with three goals, and classmate Selina Mazzola (Hollis, N.H.) contributed one.

            The Chargers also got three goals apiece from sophomore Elaina Kennedy (Sunderland, Mass.) and junior Alicia Murphy (North Bennington, Vt.), and one each from senior Sarah McRoberts (Bourne, Mass.), junior Julie Steese (Wilmot, N.H.) and freshman Hannah Cullen (Penacook, N.H.)

            It was a close throughout the first half.  The game was tied 4-4 with 10 minutes remaining when Colby-Sawyer rattled off four straight goals in a six-minute span, and CSC went on to hold a 9-7 advantage at halftime.  After trading the first two goals of the second half, the Chargers scored five unanswered goals to pull ahead 15-8, and PSU got no closer than five the rest of the way.

            Senior goalkeeper Sarah Beebe (Rumson, N.J.) made 18 saves in the Panther net while CSC goaltender Alicia Foos (Hardwick, Vt.) registered nine saves to record the win.

            PSU wraps up the regular season Saturday with a non-conference match-up at Bridgewater State (1:00 p.m.)  Colby-Sawyer has concluded the regular season and begins The Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament on Tuesday.

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