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October 27, 2007

PSU Women’s Soccer blanks UMass Boston

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior captain Jaimee Coombs (Peabody, Mass.) celebrated Senior Day at Panther Field Saturday afternoon by scoring two goals and leading Plymouth State University to a 5-0 Little East Conference victory over the University of Massachusetts Boston in the women's soccer regular season finale for both schools.

            Both teams struggled with the rain and wet field conditions, and it was a 0-0 game at halftime.  The Panthers wasted little time in the second half, scoring three times in the first six minutes to take control of the contest.  PSU went on to win its third in a row to complete the regular season at 8-8 overall and 3-4 in conference games, while UMB concludes its season at 5-12-1 overall and 0-6-1 in the LEC.

            Sophomore Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H./Central) broke the scoreless tie less than a minute into the second half, with freshman Alex Marcell (Pittsford, Vt.) picking up an assist.  Coombs made it 2-0 four minutes later with her first of the game, and Marcell added her team-leading eighth of the season 30 seconds later to give the Panthers a three-goal advantage.

            Freshman Rachel Kindl (Granby, Conn.) tacked on another Panther goal with 29 minutes on the clock, and Coombs rounded out the scoring with her second of the game and fifth of the season with five minutes remaining.

            Senior keeper Ashley Riberdy (Manchester, N.H./Memorial) needed to make just three saves to post her third shutout of the season.  Freshman Ashley McRoberts (Merrimack, N.H.) made 10 saves for the Beacons.

            PSU will on the road on Tuesday for the first round of the LEC Tournament, with pairings to be announced at the conclusion of this weekend's games.

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