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Keene State edges PSU Women’s Lax in Florida

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            WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Senior Molly Corcoran (Concord, N.H.) scored her only goal of the game with 7:44 remaining in the fourth quarter Friday afternoon, breaking a 10-10 tie and sending Keene State College to a 12-10 non-conference women's lacrosse victory over Plymouth State University during the teams' spring trips to Florida.

            Plymouth State took the lead early in the game and maintained the advantage until six minutes had gone by in the second half. PSU had its largest lead, 8-5, early in the second half.  The score was then tied 8-8 four minutes later, 9-9 at the midway point of the second half and 10-10 with 9:25 remaining before Corcoran netted the eventual game-winner.  Junior Dene Tully (Peabody, Mass.) added an insurance goal for the Owls with 6:07 to play.

            The Owls, who won two of their three games on the trip, improve to 2-3.  Plymouth State falls to 0-3 on the season

            Tully finished with three goals for KSC, while sophomores Emily Persano (Somers, Conn.), Jill Kirk (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and Jaime Albert (Southington, Conn.) tallied two goals apiece.  Freshman Samantha Benson (Hampstead, N.H.) added a goal and two assists, while Corcoran and Sarah Valacer (Townsend, Mass.) scored once each.

            Junior Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass.) led all scorers with four goals and one assist for Plymouth State.  Classmate Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) added three goals, senior Melissa Dark (Peterborough, N.H.) chipped in with a pair, and freshman Nicole Grover (Yarmouth, Maine) contributed a goal and an assist.  Judd also collected a game-high seven draw controls.

            Sophomore Meghan Ledoux (Standish, Me.) made a career high 14 saves for KSC in her first start of the season in goal,  Freshman Nicole Provencher (Guilford, Conn.) also stopped 14 shots for PSU.

            Both teams play Springfield College in their next outing.  Keene State hosts Springfield on Tuesday (4:30 p.m.), and Plymouth State travels to Springfield on Thursday (6:00 p.m.) 

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