Panthers post deadlock on Senior Day
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior goalie Angelina LaBroad made a season-high 19 saves Friday evening as the Plymouth State University women's soccer team earned a 0-0 double-overtime tie against the University of Massachusetts Boston in the Little East Conference regular season finale at Panther Field.
LaBroad made numerous diving saves to keep the Beacons off the scoreboard. The 19 saves are the second-highest game total in her career, eclipsed only by a 20-save effort in a 2-2 double-overtime tie against Bridgewater State on Oct. 21, 2008. LaBroad posted her fourth shutout of the season, while her counterpart, UMB freshman Dani Perkins, made five saves to record her ninth clean sheet of the campaign.
The Beacons moved their record to 12-6-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the Little East, while PSU is now 5-10-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play. The outcome clinched fourth place in the LEC race for UMB, and home-field advantage in the first round of next week's conference tournament, while PSU will be the sixth seed and will travel for Tuesday's first-round game.
UMB sophomore Kellie Gomes did all she could to put the Beacons on the board in the first half. She was stopped by LaBroad from point blank range just three minutes into the contest. Gomes fed freshman Brittany Castillo for a scoring opportunity in the 17th minute, but LaBroad made a diving save, and Gomes set up freshman Krista Ledin a few minutes later but Ledin's shot hit the right goal post. Ledin leads the LEC with 18 goals and 40 points.
LaBroad made another outstanding save on Ledin early in the second half, and a pair of nice stops on senior Kristin Mulry, one midway through the second half and one in the first minute of overtime. PSU's best chance to score came in the second overtime but Perkins made a pair of saves on shots by freshman Kate Nixon.
The defenses did the rest of the work, with UMB's line of senior Samantha Place, juniors Brittney Spencer and Jamie Ledin and sophomore Alli Modzelewski limiting PSU to 11 shots, and PSU's line of seniors Sarah Pandiscio, Katie Lozano and Kelsey Marvin and sophomore Shannon Snively helping shut down the Beacon offense.
It was also Senior Day at Panther Field, as Plymouth State recognized the 10 seniors prior to the game. The 10 seniors include Pandiscio, Lozano, Marvin, LaBroad, Charlotte Miller, Sam Laliberte, Sammi Jo Saltalamacchia, Amy Green, Julia Redman, and Courtney Lins.
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