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March 22, 2012

PSU Women’s Lax outguns the Univ. of Dallas

Panthers use balanced scoring in Lone Star State win

            IRVING, Texas – Freshman Shannon Connerty and sophomore MeKenna Bay led a balanced scoring attack with four goals apiece Thursday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team defeated the University of Dallas, 17-9, in non-conference action at Crusader Field.

            Connerty added two assists to her totals and Bay chipped in with one helper for the Panthers. Freshman Meghan McNabb registered a team-high seven points on two goals and five assists and junior Caitlin Swanson added three goals and one assist.  Freshman Molly Gleason also chipped in with two goals and a team-high eight ground balls and eight draw controls.

            The outcome spoiled a strong performance by Dallas junior Mary Salotto, who scored a game-high six goals and set up another.

            PSU scored the first seven goals of the game in the first four minutes before Salotto put Dallas on the board.  It was 12-2 at the midway point of the half before the Panthers went on to a 16-3 margin by halftime.

            The Panthers used three different players in goal, with sophomore Lorin Field, senior Ally Baribault and freshman Casey Curran all seeing action.

            Plymouth State, 2-1, plays another game on its Texas trip, facing Pacific University (Ore.) on Saturday.  The Panthers played Pacific, which is coached by former PSU coach Wynne Lobel, last spring in Oregon, a game won by Plymouth State, 10-8.

            Dallas, which started its program in 2004 and is a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), is now 2-4 on the season.

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