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PSU Women’s Soccer thumped by WestConn

Panthers’ scoring woes continue 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team scored five goals within a 13-minute span of the first half on Saturday afternoon and went on to defeat Plymouth State University, 5-0, in a Little East Conference contest at Panther Field.

            Senior Jennifer Duran (Uncasville, Conn.) continued her outstanding play by scoring the game's first goal in the 22nd minute. She collected a loose ball in the box after her younger sister Jillian Duran (Uncasville, Conn.) pushed the pass forward. It was Jen's fifth goal in the last three games.

            The Colonials, 6-4 overall and 2-1 in the Little East, went up 2-0 at the 23:54 mark when Tracy Sales (Cumberland, R.I.) scored her fifth goal of the season off a direct kick.  Senior Lauren Matthews (Monroe, Conn.) tallied her fourth and fifth goals of the season in the 28th and 32nd minutes; the second was set up on a crossing pass from Amanda Kelley (Santa Clarita, Calif).

            Kelley tacked on WestConn's fifth goal and her second of the season, 50 seconds before intermission. Nicole Sieber (Newtown, Conn.) was credited with the assist on the final goal.

            Caitlin Avery (East Hampton, Conn.) earned the shut out for the Colonials after making just one save as the WestConn defense allowed just two shots from the Panthers on the afternoon. Junior Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.) made seven stops for Plymouth State.

            The Colonials begin a four-game home stand on Tuesday when they host Worcester State University at 7:00 p.m.  PSU, 3-6 overall and 0-3 in the LEC, is also back in action Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., visiting Salem State University. 

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