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Plymouth State defeated by Salem State in women’s soccer, 3-2

SALEM, Mass.-- Plymouth State College was on the short end of a 3-2 decision against Salem State College Tuesday in a non-conference women's soccer game.

PSC came from behind twice to tie the score, but couldn't pull it out in the end. The loss was PSC's third in a row and dropped the Panthers to 2-7-0 overall.

Salem State took a 1-0 lead 11 minutes into the game on a goal by Joanna Stanford. PSC evened the match nine minutes later when junior Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) converted a corner kick from classmate Kate Van Tassel (Natick, Mass.) for her team-leading fourth goal of the season. The Vikings were credited with an own goal in the 36th minute and held a 2-1 lead at halftime.

The Panthers tallied the next goal just four minutes into the second half to tie it at 2-2, as sophomore Michelle Dubois (Auburn, Maine) connected on her second of the season. But Sarah McCarthy scored the eventual game-winner for SSC at the 60:29 mark and the Vikings held on the rest of the way.

Senior Beth Dyer (Hillsboro, N.H.) and freshman Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) each made four saves in one half of action in the Panther goal. Kelli Reardon was credited with five saves for the Vikings.

Plymouth State returns to action Saturday with a Little East Conference match-up at arch-rival Keene State (1:00 p.m.). The game was originally scheduled to be played in Plymouth, but was recently changed to repair a glitch in the schedule.