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PSU Women’s Lacrosse gets past Western Connecticut

PSU Women’s Lacrosse gets past Western Connecticut

Vonachen, Sullivan pace Panthers to fifth straight victory

            HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Senior Caroline Vonachen (Framingham, Mass.) and junior Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) tallied three goals and one assist each Saturday morning as Plymouth State University defeated Western Connecticut State University, 13-10, in a Little East Conference women's lacrosse game at the The Holderness School's Low Field.

            The score was tied at 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9 in the second half before Plymouth State scored four goals in a row to take control of the game. Sullivan put PSU ahead for good, 10-9, with 20 minutes remaining, and Vonachen followed with a free-position goal two minutes later. Sophomore Sarah Thompson (Hoooksett, N.H.) made it 12-9 with a goal with 7:26 remaining, and Vonachen finished off the scoring for the winners with 4:21 to play with an assist from sophomore Kimmie Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.).

            PSU won its fifth game in a row to improve to 5-2 overall (2-0 Little East) while Western Conn. slides to 5-7 (0-2 Little East).

 

THE BASICS:

- Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

- Location: Holderness, N.H. (Holderness School - Low Field)

- Score: Plymouth State 13, Western Connecticut 10

- Records: Plymouth State (5-2, 4-3 LEC); Western Connecticut (5-7, 0-2 LEC)

 

GAME NOTES

* Zuccaro and junior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) finished with two goals and an assist for PSU, and senior Kaitlyn Wilder (Framingham, Mass.) added two scores. Zuccaro also had a team-high four draw controls and five ground balls.

* Senior Destinee Carey (New Milford, Conn.) led the Colonials with a game-high six points on four goals and two assists. Freshman Geovanna Badaro (Fairfield, Conn.) added two goals, and junior Olivia Kosilla (Ellington, Conn.) chipped in with a goal, an assist and a game-high six draw controls.

* Plymouth State had an early advantage, with goals by Zuccaro, Wilder and Sullivan for a 3-0 lead. Panthers had a 6-3 margin after Sullivan's free position goal with 10 minutes to go in the half before Western scored the final four goals of the half, including three by Carey, to take a 7-6 lead into the break.

* Tingley and Vonachen opened the second-half scoring to give PSU the lead back, but Western freshman Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, Conn.) evened the score at 8-8. Wilder and senior Andrea Tarsi (Danbury, Conn.) traded goals to deadlock the score at 9-9 before PSU's four-goal surge proved to be the difference.

* Senior goalie Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) recorded the victory for PSU with seven saves. Classmate Missy O'Donnell (Bridgeport, Conn.) was strong in the Western goal with 14 saves.

 

UP NEXT:

* Plymouth State returns to action Tuesday with a Little East match-up at the University of Southern Maine (4:00 p.m.) Western Conn. plays at LEC foes UMass Dartmouth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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