WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Junior Nicole Gaudette (Colchester, Conn.) and sophomore Sarah Swann (Oxford, Conn.) combined for three goals and three assists Saturday afternoon and the Eastern Connecticut State University women's soccer team posted its fourth shutout in five matches with a 5-0 Little East Conference victory over Plymouth State University at Thomas Nevers Field.
In the conference opener for both teams, Eastern (3-1-1) downed Plymouth State (2-1-0) for the ninth straight time in this series, recording its sixth shutout over the Panthers in the last seven meetings. It was the fourth shutout in five matches this year for Eastern as senior keeper Megan Gloster (Agawam, Mass.) and sophomore Kim Church (Farmington, Conn.) combined on a shutout for the 11th time in two years.
Swann set up senior Kassiani Bisbikos's (Colchester, Conn.) first goal of the season to give Eastern a 2-0 lead in the 30th minute, and fed Gaudette for her second goal of the match midway through the second half. Swann made it 4-0 with nine minutes left with her second goal of the year.
Eastern did not allow a second-half shot on goal until six minutes remained.
Freshman Amber Petrizzo (Plainville, Conn.) scored the first goal on her first career shot as all 22 Eastern players saw playing time.
Eastern visits Wheaton College Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Wheaton is ranked third in New England, No. 15 in Division III. PSU returns home to host Worcester State Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Eastern Conn. Sports Information)
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