Panthers fall short to Colonials
DANBURY, Conn. – The Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team defeated Plymouth State University, 4-0, Saturday evening in a Little East Conference match at the Westside Athletic Complex.
The WestConn offense kept the pressure on the Plymouth State defense much of the game. Junior Katie Wolfe got WestConn on the board at the 26:45 mark, when she took a corner kick, got the ball back from junior Cecelia Dias, and blasted a shot from the left side that caromed off the crossbar and the far right post before bouncing just over the goal-line. Senior Jillian Duran collected a pass from senior Lauren Francisco and scored with just over three minutes remaining in the half to give WestConn a 2-0 lead at intermission.
Freshman Ashley Hutkowski broke the game open early in the second half when she collected the rebound from a Duran shot and chipped it past the Plymouth State keeper for a 3-0 lead. Hutkowski scored again less than 10 minutes later, this time from long range, to make the score 4-0.
WestConn held a 25-11 advantage in shots for the game, and also had a 12-1 edge in corner kicks. Starting keeper Caitlin Avery made two saves before giving way to Jamie Trayer midway through the second half. Senior Angelina LaBroad was tested repeatedly; making 10 saves for Plymouth State.
WestConn, 9-4 overall and 4-1 in the Little East, returns to action Tuesday when it hosts non-conference foe Kean University. Plymouth State, 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the LEC,is back in on the field Tuesday at Bridgewater State University.
(Courtesy of Western Connecticut Sports Information)
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