BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Seniors Ashley Hersey (Newburyport, Mass.) and Jacklyn Wisocky (Brockton, Mass.) each tallied a goal and two assists Tuesday afternoon to lead the Bridgewater State College women's soccer team to a 4-3 comeback win over visiting Plymouth State University at Swenson Field.
Plymouth State overcame a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals in an eight-minute span late in the first half, including two by junior Rebecca Wilson (Clinton, Conn.) (right), but the Bears tallied the only two goals of the second half to pull out the win. Bridgewater State improves to 6-6-2, while PSU State falls to 5-7-2.
Trailing 3-2 at the intermission, Hersey scored her second goal of the season in the 53rd minute when she knocked in a Wisocky shot that was trickling towards the goal line. Wisocky then netted the game-winner in the 77th minute off a corner kick. The corner attempt was knocked away by the Plymouth keeper, but the BSC senior midfielder jumped on the loose ball and volleyed a shot under the crossbar for her team-leading fifth goal of 2009.
Bridgewater got off to a fast start jumping out to a 2-0 lead on first half goals from senior Christine Soucy (Rockland, Mass.) and junior Amanda Vigneault (Ludlow, Mass). That lead quickly evaporated as Wilson notched her team-leading 10th and 11th goals of the season for PSU to tie the game, and sophomore Sarah Pandiscio (Simsbury, Conn.) put the Panthers ahead with her third marker of the year.
Junior goaltender Kayla Grover (Haverhill, Mass.) turned aside seven shots to record her fifth win of the season for the Bears, who held a 21-14 shot advantage as well as an 8-2 edge in corner kicks. Sophomore Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.) made seven saves in the loss for the Panthers.
Both teams return to conference action on Saturday as Bridgewater State hosts MASCAC foe Framingham State College Saturday at noon and PSU returns home to host Little East Conference rival UMass Boston at 1:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information)
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