PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University got goals from eight different players Saturday afternoon and defeated Mitchell College, 8-0, in a non-conference women's soccer game at Panther Field.
The Panthers improve to 2-0-0 on the season, and have yet to allow a goal. PSU went ahead of the Pequots 4-0 midway through the first half and coasted home to the victory. It was Mitchell's first loss of the season (3-1-0).
Seniors Ashley Lamell (Randolph, Vt.) and Kelsey McBride (Brookline, N.H.) put the Panthers on the board in the first five minutes of the game with a pair of unassisted goals. Junior Jaimee Coombs (Peabody, Mass.) made it 3-0 10 minutes later, with an assist from freshman Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.), and sophomore Brianna Coderre (Ira, Vt.) made it 4-0 five minutes after that, with an assist from senior Kelsey MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.)
Mitchell hung tough in the second half but PSU put the game away with four goals in the final 20 minutes. Getting into the scoring act for PSU was senior Ashley Dassatti (Hampstead, N.H.), freshman Moe Sullivan (Foxboro, Mass.), sophomore Kelsea Anderson (Rye, N.H.) and junior Jordan Mayhew (Jamaica Plains, Mass.), with freshman Gianna Minervini (Point Pleasant, N.J.), junior Georgia Rooney (Kent, Conn.) and senior Allison Frobey (Sandy Hook, Conn.) collecting assists.
PSU goaltenders Morgan McQuaide (Westerly, R.I.) and Ashley Riberdy (Manchester, N.H./Memorial) split time in the Panther goal, but neither was forced to make a save.
The Panthers are right back in action Sunday with another non-conference game at Saint Joseph's (Maine), beginning at 3:00 p.m. Mitchell plays next Tuesday at Lesley College (7:30 p.m.)
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