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Late Bridgewater goal spoils PSC comeback

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Amy Osetek (Avon, Mass.) broke a 2-2 tie with 2:22 remaining in regulation Wednesday evening, helping Bridgewater State College pull out a tight 3-2 decision over Plymouth State College in a non-conference women's soccer game at Panther Field.

The verdict spoiled PSC's home opener and ruined a two-goal Panther comeback. The home squad trailed 2-0 early in the second half before rallying to tie the game at 2-2 with 24 minutes remaining.

The win improved Bridgewater State to 3-1-0 on the season, while PSC drops to 1-3-0.

Junior Kimberly Rhodes (Marshfield, Mass.) gave the Bears a 1-0 lead just 11 minutes into the game, and the score stayed that way through the first half. Rhodes added her second of the contest and eighth of the season six minutes into the second half to put the Bears up by two.

PSC came right back, though, as freshman Melissa Erwin (Newington, Conn.) put the Panthers on the board just a minute after Rhodes' second goal. Then junior Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) scored the tying goal for PSC at 66:23, but BSC pulled it out at the end.

The Bears finished with a slim 8-6 advantage in shots on goal. Bridgewater State junior keeper Maura Cacciatore (Waltham, Mass.) earned the win with four saves, while PSC freshman Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) made three saves.

The Panthers are idle until next Tuesday (Sept. 24) at 6:00 p.m. when they host Bowdoin, the sixth-ranked team in New England. Bridgewater State has another road game this Saturday at Babson College (10:30 a.m.).