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October 15, 2008

DiSabato’s hat trick leads PSU Women’s Soccer past Castleton

            CASTLETON, Vt. - Junior Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H./Central)  scored three goals, including the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, Wednesday afternoon to lift Plymouth State University to a 3-2 victory over Castleton State College in non-conference women's soccer action.

            Classmate Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) registered assists on all three Panther goals as the Panthers improved to 4-5-3 on the season.  Castleton dropped its second straight and fell to 8-7.

            DiSabato (right) scored the first goal in the 23rd minute off assists from Lavery and freshman Gill Carroll (Guilford, Conn.) Lavery used a slick heel kick from the left corner of the 18-yard box to set up Carroll just outside who lofted a cross in to DiSabato for the header. Castleton found the equalizer with 44 seconds remaining in the half as Lindsey Sedore scored to make it 1-1 at the break. Sedore sent home a rebound off a Courtney Chadburn shot for her second goal of the season.

            DiSabato and Lavery hooked up again for a goal in the 56th minute as DiSabato settled a cross just inside the 18, turned a fired a shot low past Castleton's diving keeper, Nakita Baldic. Castleton once again was able to tie the score, this time freshman Maria Arnot scored off a Chaburn rebound.

             Castleton had numerous chances to take the lead, but PSU freshman keeper Stephanie Regina (Howell, N.J.) kept the game knotted at 2-2, setting up the game winner. Lavery took a direct kick from about 40 yards out and played it low, and DiSabato deflected it past a screened Baldic inside the nearside post.

            The Spartans had a pair of late corner kicks to try and tie the score, but two Kristin Marek headers both were wide and Plymouth State preserved the win.

            Regina ended the game with the win on seven second-half saves after relieving starter, Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.), who made four first-half saves. Baldic stopped three shots for Castleton.

            Plymouth State will host Rhode Island College on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Little East Conference action. The Spartans are back on the field Saturday when they travel to Green Mountain College for a 1:00 pm North Atlantic Conference match-up. 

 (Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information)

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