PLYMOUTH, N.H. – All 12 starters and three of the five field reserves scored at least one goal Sunday afternoon as Plymouth State University easily defeated Thomas College, 25-3, in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game at Arold Field.
The Panthers, playing their home opener after six straight road games to open the season, scored four goals in the first five minutes and nine goals overall before Thomas got on the board 10 minutes into the game. PSU followed with six unanswered goals in the next 10 minutes and coasted home the rest of the way, improving its record to 4-3 overall. Thomas fell for the third straight game and dipped to 2-5.
Senior Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) helped PSU dominate the possession battle, recording a whopping 16 draw controls. She also topped the Panther offensive attack with six points on four goals and two assists before sitting out much of the second half.
The lopsided score allowed some PSU players who don’t normally score get into the act. Seniors Selina Mazzola (Hollis, N.H.) and Morgan Lemmon (Gilford, N.H.) both tallied their first two goals and sophomore Nora Regan (West Hartford, Conn.), freshman Stephanie Demers (Nashua, N.H.) and junior Allison Prion (Fairfield, Conn.) each recorded one goal, all five scoring for the first time this season.
Freshman Marie Lander (Ossipee, N.H.) also scored three goals for PSU to give her four on the season, and junior Kathryn Rogers (Wolfeboro, N.H.), the team assist leader with 10, tallied two scores to push her season goal total to three.
Thomas got its goals from three different players – juniors Megan Denby (Copiague, N.Y.) and Kiley Jolicoeur (Oakland, Maine), and freshman Katie Foyle (Salem, N.H.)
Plymouth State returns to action Thursday with a non-conference encounter at Bridgewater State (4:00 p.m.), while Thomas travels to UMaine Farmington Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
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