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September 14, 2010

Messler’s goal lifts PSU Women’s Soccer past Colby-Sawyer

Panthers down Chargers in OT for third straight victory 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Carol Messler (Durham, N.H./Oyster River) scored the game-winning goal four minutes into the second overtime Tuesday afternoon to lift Plymouth State University to a 1-0 victory over Colby-Sawyer College in a non-conference women’s soccer match at Panther Field.

            Messler collected a loose ball near the top left corner of the 18-yard box and shot it towards the right side of the goal.  Colby-Sawyer keeper Shalyn Spencer (Natick, Mass.) got a piece of the shot but couldn’t keep it out of the net.  The goal gave PSU its third straight victory as the Panthers improve to 3-2 on the season, while the Chargers dropped to 2-4-1.

            Plymouth State finished with a 16-9 advantage in shots for the game, including 7-2 in the first half and 5-2 in the overtime periods.  Spencer made nine saves in the Chargers’ goal, while PSU junior goalie Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.) recorded six saves en route to her first shutout of the season and the third of her career.

            Plymouth State opens Little East Conference play this Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. kick-off at rival Keene State College.  Colby-Sawyer plays a Commonwealth Coast Conference match Saturday at Eastern Nazarene (12:30 p.m.) 

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