Defending Champ WCSU blanks PSC

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College's women's soccer team fell to league-leading Western Connecticut State University Saturday, 1-0, in a Little East Conference match at Panther Field.

The Colonials, who are ranked fifth in New England, improved to 11-2-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in the conference. Plymouth State stands at 1-2-1 in conference play and 6-4-1 overall. WCSU is the defending LEC champion and pre-season favorite.

Senior forward Trisha Roop (New Fairfield, Conn.) netted the game-winner past PSC junior keeper Becky Kennedy (West Springfield, Mass.) with just over 13 minutes left in the game. The Colonials outshot the Panthers 17-3.

Western Connecticut freshman goalie Kristen Bartholomew (Bethel, Conn.) made two saves to preserve the shutout. Kennedy finished with nine saves.

The Panthers travel to Green Mountain College for a non-conference game Monday (Oct. 9) at 3:30 p.m.