Balanced attack leads Panthers over Bears
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The visiting Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team used a balanced scoring attack Wednesday evening and cruised to a 13-3 victory over Bridgewater State University in non-conference action at Swenson Field.
Seven different players scored for Plymouth State. Junior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) led the way with three goals and a pair of assists, while senior Caroline Vonachen (Framingham, Mass.) also scored three times. Sophomore Kimmie Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) added two goals and two assists, and junior Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) contributed two goals and a helper.
PSU scored the first 10 goals of the game and led 10-0 at the intermission. Bridgewater tallied the first three goals of the second half to cut the deficit to 10-3, but that would be all the scoring the Bears could muster. The Panthers went on to even their record at 2-2, while the host Bears fall to 5-6.
- Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
- Location: Bridgewater, Mass. (Swenson Field)
- Score: Plymouth State 13, Bridgewater State 3
- Records: Plymouth State (2-2); Bridgewater State (5-6)
* Vonachen and TIngley paced the Panthers with three draw controls and three caused turnovers each. The pair also combined for five ground balls, three for Vonachen and two for Tingley.
* Senior netminder Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) made three saves to record her second win of the season.
* BSU senior goaltender Allie Forman (Marblehead, Mass.) was very busy between the pipes as she faced 32 shots and made 13 saves.
* The Panthers outshot the Bears by a decided margin of 34-14. Ground balls were even at 10 apiece, while Plymouth held a slight 9-8 advantage in draw controls.
* Senior midfielder Alex Lynch (Plainville, Mass.) scored twice for Bridgewater and freshman attack Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass.) notched a goal and an assist.
* Both teams are back in action on Saturday. The Bears host Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) rival Framingham State University at noon, while the Panthers travel to Little East Conference (LEC) foe UMass Dartmouth for a one o'clock game with the Corsairs.
(Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information)