PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Jenn Foley (Tewksbury, Mass.) reached career highs for the second time in three games Sunday afternoon as Plymouth State University defeated Rhode Island College, 22-12, in a Little East Conference women’s lacrosse game at Arold Field.
Foley, who had five goals and two assists in a win over Framingham State on Thursday, tallied six goals and two assists against RIC to lead the PSU attack to its the second-highest output of the season. The Panthers won their fourth game in a row, improving to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Little East and remaining within striking distance of league-leading Keene State. RIC suffered its fifth straight loss and dipped to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the LEC.
Seniors Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) and Kerry D’Ambroise (Lowell, Mass.) also collected six points apiece for the home team, Judd with a goal and five assists and D’Ambroise with three goals and three assists. Judd also continued her outstanding play in the center circle, collecting 13 draw controls and four ground balls. Junior Kathryn Rogers (Wolfeboro, N.H.) and freshman Marie Lander (Ossipee, N.H.) also scored four times each for PSU.
The outcome offset a strong performance by RIC sophomore Molly Voyer (Lincoln, R.I.), who scored six goals in the losing effort.
Plymouth State took a 3-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game. The Panthers maintained the advantage throughout the first half, scoring the last five goals for a 14-6 margin at the break. PSU tallied the first two goals of the second half and enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the second half.
PSU is home again Tuesday for a pivotal contest at 4:00 p.m. against LEC-leading Keene State. RIC returns home to host LEC foe Southern Maine Tuesday also at 4:00 p.m.
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