Team effort leads to win for Panthers
BAYAMON, P.R. – Junior Caroline Vonachen (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomores Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) and Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) scored three goals each Wednesday morning as Plymouth State University defeated Colby-Sawyer College, 11-7, in non-conference women's lacrosse action at the Bayamon Soccer Complex on the teams' Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico.
Tingley added three assists and three draw controls to her hat trick while Sullivan added one assist and Vonachen contributed a team-high four ground balls. PSU has now won three in a row to improve its season record to 3-1, while Colby-Sawyer falls to 0-4.
PSU scored the first five goals of the game, three by Tingley and one each by Sullivan and Vonachen. After the Chargers got on the scoreboard with 18 minutes left in the half, the Panthers rattled off five goals in a row to open up a 10-1 lead. Vonachen and Sullivan had two each in the surge and sophomore Caity O'Leary (Gloucester, Mass.) scored one. A few minutes later sophomore Haley Brook (South Sutton, N.H.) added a goal as PSU went into halftime holding an 11-3 lead.
The Panthers got a lot of playing time for the whole team in the second half as all 27 players got into the game. Colby-Sawyer scored the only four goals of the half as PSU held on for the win.
PSU will play its third and final game in Puerto Rico on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. against Franklin & Marshall University.
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