Laliberte leads Panthers with two goals
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Sam Laliberte (Concord, N.H.) scored two goals Thursday afternoon as the Plymouth State University women’s soccer team broke a five-game winless streak with a 4-0 non-conference victory over Lyndon State College at Panther Field.
Laliberte recorded her second two-goal game of the season, having already done so against another Vermont school, Green Mountain College. Juniors Amy Green (Atkinson, N.H.) and Charlotte Miller (Bedford, N.H./Bishop Brady) also scored goals for the Panthers, who improve to 4-7-0 on the season. Lyndon State suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to 4-5-1.
PSU junior goalies Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H.) and Courtney Lins (Fremont, N.H.) combined on the shutout, each playing one half and each making two saves.
The match was scoreless for the first 31 minutes until Laliberte put the Panthers on the board. Freshman Cassie Graham (Foster, R.I.) took a shot that Lyndon State junior goalie Samantha Smith (North Haverhill, N.H.) deflected off the cross bar, and Laliberte knocked the rebound into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Six minutes later, Green redirected a corner kick from freshman Shannon Snively (Fremont, N.H./Sanborn Reg.) from along the right baseline and into the goal for a 2-0 Panther lead at the half.
Laliberte added her second of the game just two minutes into the second half, again knocking in a rebound after several good saves by Smith. Miller, who assisted on Laliberte’s second goal, finished off the Panther scoring four minutes later with her first of the season.
Smith was solid in the Hornets goal, finishing with 13 saves, as PSU finished with a 27-6 advantage in shots.
Plymouth State returns to Little East Conference action Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. home game against Rhode Island College. Lyndon State travels to Green Mountain College Saturday for a North Atlantic Conference match-up (1:00 p.m.)
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