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PSU Women’s Soccer drops heartbreaker in OT at Salem

            SALEM, Mass. - Freshman Jennifer Surabian scored with 8:12 left in the second overtime session Tuesday evening to lift Salem State College to a pulsating 4-3 non-conference victory over the Plymouth State University Panthers under the lights at Alumni Field.

            SSC (9-1-1) and the Panthers (3-4-3) battled to a 2-2 draw after 45 minutes of action. Freshman Alyssa Konsavitch (North Stonington, Conn.) and sophomore Katy Verrette (Saugus, Mass.) scored for the Lady Vikings while freshman Katherine Goller (Williston, Vt.) and junior Gianna Minervini (Point Pleasant, N.J.) recorded scoring strikes for PSU.

            Freshman Jackie Gauthier (Danvers, Mass.) put SSC ahead 3-2 at 63:02 only to see the Panthers come right back to tie it 57 seconds later on a goal by junior Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) Surabian decided the match when she drilled a low shot past Panther freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Regina (Howell, N.J.) just 1:48 into the second extra period.

            SSC held a commanding 32-7 advantage in shots and a 6-0 edge in corner kicks. Freshman goalkeeper Leah Potcner (Wilmington, Mass.) made a pair saves for the Lady Vikings. Regina stopped 11 shots for the visitors.

            Both schools return to conference play on Saturday, as PSU returns home to host Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference match-up (1:00 p.m.) and the Lady Vikings travel to Framingham State for a 10:00 am Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) contest. 

(Courtesy of Salem State Sports Information) 

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