Panthers score final eight goals to win; Tingley nets 100th career goal
Oneonta, N.Y. – Sophomore Sam Fiore (Merrimac, Mass.) notched four goals and an assist, all in the second half, and senior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) scored her 100th career goal as Plymouth State University rallied to top Hartwick College, 17-11, in a non-conference game at Wright Stadium on Thursday evening.
The Panthers trailed 10-5 in the second half, but scored 12 of the final 13 goals to claim the win and improve to 2-2. With the setback Hartwick also moves to 2-2.
Fiore led the Panthers with her four goals while senior Sam Sullivan (Canton, Mass.) and junior Veronyca Daniels (Concord, N.H.) each added three goals and two assists. Tingley finished with two goals and four assists, becoming the 20th player in program history to reach the 100-career goals mark.
The two teams went back-and-forth in the first half. Tingley scored career goal 99 five minutes into the contest to put PSU ahead, but the Hawks tied the score two minutes later. Senior Sophia Guerriero (Essex, Mass.) put PSU back in front, but Hartwick answered with two straight tallies to take the lead.
Daniels tied the game with 16:36 left in the half but the Hawks scored four of the next five goals to take a 7-4 lead. Junior Kimberly Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) cut the margin to 7-5, but senior Ashley Werner (Saugerties, N.Y.) answered with her fourth goal of the half to give the home team an 8-5 lead at the break.
Werner added her fifth of the game to open the second half and sophomore Minnie Schupp (Menands, N.Y.) followed with her third of the year to take a 10-5 lead with 26:07 left to play.
Fiore scored her first of the game 12 seconds later to spark the Panthers. Daniels scored a minute later and Sullivan added two straight to cut the margin to 10-9. Hartwick got one back on freshman Hanna Layton's (Binghamton, N.Y.) 11th of the season but that would be the last Hawks' goal of the contest.
Tingley scored her 100th career goal to make it 11-10 with 17:42 remaining and Daniels tied it less than a minute later. Fiore found the back of the net for what would prove to be the game-winner with 15 minutes to play and PSU added five more goals to close out the game.
Junior Emilee Wargo (Madison, Conn.) made three saves in the second half to earn her first win of the year (1-0). Senior Clarissa Foote (Weare, N.H.) made two saves in the first half. Hartwick freshman Jennifer Paszko (Queensbury, N.Y.) made 17 stops in the loss to fall to 0-2.
Plymouth owned a 46-19 advantage in shots, including 25-6 in the decisive second half. PSU won 21 of 30 draw controls and forced 27 Hartwick turnovers.
The Panthers remain in New York for a contest with Oneonta State on Saturday. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.
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