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September 6, 2008

PSU Women’s Soccer defeats New England College

            HENNIKER, N.H. - The Plymouth State University women's soccer team improved to 2-0 on the young season Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 non-conference victory over New England College.

            PSU got on the board only 16 minutes into the game as junior Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H./Central) connected on a breakaway pass from classmate Gianna Minervini (Point Pleasant, N.J.). The Panthers struck again in the first half as freshman Courtney Marvin (Elizabethtown, N.Y.) arced a pass from senior Kelsea Anderson (Rye, N.H.) over the head of NEC goalie Kerry Hughes (Wallkill, N.Y.) at the 37:49 mark, giving Plymouth State a 2-0 lead at the half.

            The Panthers increased their lead to 3-0 early in the second half as freshman Katherine Goller (Williston, Vt.) knocked in a rebound off a shot from Minervini.  NEC earned their lone goal of the game with just under 20 minutes to play off of an unassisted breakaway goal from Katie Haynes (Hudson, N.H.)

            Splitting time in goal for Plymouth State was freshman Stephanie Regina (Howell, N.J.) with one save and classmate Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunne) with two.  Hughes made four saves in the Pilgrims goal and Laurie Silva (Dorcester, Mass.) finished with six saves.

            New England College returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to Lasell College for a 4:00 p.m. non-conference match-up.  Plymouth State will also return to the pitch on Tuesday as it hosts Simmons College at 6:30 p.m. 

(Courtesy of New England College Sports Information) 

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