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April 20, 2009

Top LEC weekly honors for PSU Women’s Lax players

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State University women's lacrosse players were recognized by the Little East Conference on Monday as recipients of two of the top weekly honors.

            Junior Taylor Cambal (West Yarmouth, Mass./Tabor Academy) was selected LEC Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week and freshman Brianna Davis (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) was named LEC Rookie of the Week. They were key players as the Panthers extended their winning streak to three games with a pair of LEC victories.

            A 5'8" attackwoman, Cambal (right) scored 11 goals and assisted on two others to lead PSU to the two victories.  She tallied a career-high seven goals and an assist in Tuesday's 17-14 win over Southern Maine, and she added four goals and an assist in Saturday's 18-11 win over Western Connecticut.  Cambal scored five times in the first half against USM, including one with one second remaining to put her team up 12-8, and she found the net twice in each half against WestConn.  Cambal also picked up two ground balls and collected seven draw controls.

            Cambal, who leads Plymouth State with 29 goals, seven assists and 36 points, has established herself as one of the top offensive players in the conference.  She is ranked second in the LEC in goals per game, seventh in assists per contest, and third in points per game.

            A 5'3" midfielder, Davis (left) scored eight goals and added an assist in the two LEC wins.  She tallied four goals in Tuesday's win over Southern Maine, and she shared game-high scoring honors with four goals and an assist in Saturday's triumph over Western Connecticut.  Davis, who is also a member of PSU's women's ice hockey team, picked up two ground balls and collected four draw controls in the two wins.

            Davis in enjoying a strong rookie season and ranks second on the team in both goals (24) and points (28).  She also ranks seventh in the LEC in goals per game and 10th in points per game.

            The Panthers, 4-1 in the LEC and 4-7 overall, wrap up the regular season with two road games this week - Tuesday at rival Keene State and Thursday at non-conference foe Colby-Sawyer.  PSU has clinched a home play-off game in next week's conference tournament. 

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