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Women’s Soccer no match for Gordon

Duval makes 13 saves for Panthers

            WENHAM, Mass. – Sophomore Taylor McSherry (Wolcott, Conn.) netted a hat trick Tuesday afternoon to help lead the Gordon College Fighting Scots to a 7-0 non-conference win over Plymouth State University in women's soccer action on Gordon's Quad. The Scots have won two straight and five of their last six to improve to 11-2 overall this season.

            Freshman Jamie Breton (Concord, N.H.), seniors Krysti Leach (Naples, Maine) and Caitlin Nedde (Colchester, Vt.) and sophomore Claire Brooks (Unionville, Conn.) rounded out the Scots' scoring with one goal apiece, while junior keeper Kari Christensen (Standish, Maine) earned the win with one save in 45 minutes of work.

            The Scots got on the board early when Nedde slotted a ball down the center of the area to McSherry, who tucked the ball under PSU senior keeper Chelsea Duval (Dover, N.H.) in the 12th minute. The lead was extended 10 minutes later when Breton dribbled to the top corner of the box and ripped a shot from 20 yards into the far upper 90 for the 2-0 lead.

            McSherry then booked back-to-back goals in the 31st and 33rd minutes, the first on an assist from Karina Scavo (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) and the second from Leach to build the Scots a substantial four-goal lead heading into the half.

            Carrying that offensive momentum into the second, Leach finished a Kendra Woudenberg (Whitinsville, Mass.) pass on a scrum in front of the Panthers' net just one minute into the frame to make it a 5-0 Gordon lead.  Nedde and Brooks went on to put the final stamps on the win in the 59th and 64th minutes, respectively, as Nedde buried a slot pass from midfielder Hannah Midwinter (Barkhamsted, Conn.) and Brooks converted a solo effort on a breakaway for her first collegiate goal to ice the victory.

            Duval recorded 13 saves on the day for the Panthers.

            The Scots return to conference play on Saturday as they host Roger Williams University at 12 noon.  PSU looks to halt a four-game skid when they host Western Connecticut Saturday in a Little East Conference match-up at 11 a.m. 

(Courtesy of Gordon Sports Information) 

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