NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Colby-Sawyer College women's soccer team edged Plymouth State University, 1-0, Wednesday afternoon on freshman Emily Brown's (Rye, N.H.) first collegiate goal in the 60th minute.
The Chargers earned their second victory over the Panthers all-time in a series dating back to 1980. The win improves Colby-Sawyer's record to 4-1-1, while Plymouth State drops their first contest of the season and falls to 2-1-1.
The first half featured minimal chances from either side as both teams jockeyed for field position. Around the 30 minute mark, the Chargers began to turn up the pressure in the offensive end. Freshman Ashley Reis (Peterborough, N.H.) had two chances within a two-minute span to give Colby-Sawyer a lead but Plymouth State sophomore goalie Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.) was up to the task and kept the game scoreless heading into halftime.
Two minutes into the second half, Brown had her first chance to record a goal when she sent a bending ball towards the net from the left flank over the keepers head. Unfortunately, it was just a bit high and hit off the crossbar. Brown found redemption when a through ball from sophomore Liz Allen (Holden, Mass.) set her up for the game-winner.
Plymouth State's best chance came with under three minutes to play when a cross was sent in towards the top of the box. Senior Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) volleyed the ball and fired a strike that was just a bit high.
Colby-Sawyer sophomore keeper Allie Piper (Barre, Vt.) pushed her shutout streak to three games and made two saves in the victory. LaBroad made six saves suffering her first loss of the season.
The Chargers will wrap up a four-match home stand on Saturday when they resume TCCC play with a 3:00 pm contest against New England College. Plymouth State begins a three-match home stand on Saturday in the Little East Conference opener against rival Keene State (4:30 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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