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October 16, 2010

PSU Women’s Soccer gets past UMass Dartmouth

Saltalamacchia and Laliberte score goals for Panthers

            NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women’s soccer team won its second straight Little East Conference game Saturday afternoon, defeating the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2-0, at the UMD Athletic Complex.

            The Panthers got goals from a pair of junior transfers, Sammi Jo Saltalamacchia (Sandown, N.H./Timberlane) and Sam Laliberte (Concord, N.H.), to secure the win.  PSU improved to 6-8 overall while moving into a tie for fourth place in the LEC with a 2-3 mark.  UMD dipped to 3-12 and 0-5.

            Plymouth State was first to put points on the scoreboard with just under 25 minutes left in the first half. Saltalamacchia gathered a rebound following a saved shot and fired the second chance opportunity past Corsair senior goalkeeper Tanya Braga (Hudson, Mass.). The Corsairs maintained possession a significant amount of time but failed to even the score going into halftime.

            Laliberte put the game out of reach with 18:33 remaining in the contest when she scored unassisted. UMD unleashed an onslaught of shots on goal during the final period but none made it past Panthers junior goalkeeper Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, NH/Winnacunnet HS), locking up the 2-0 win for Plymouth State.

            The Corsairs outshot the Panthers, 22-11. Braga made six saves for UMD while LaBroad made 11 for Plymouth State.

            UMass Dartmouth returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Eastern Connecticut. The Panthers will host Bridgewater State Tuesday in a non-conference affair (6:00 p.m.). 

 (Courtesy of UMass Dartmouth Sports Information) 

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