Panthers pepper Badgers with shots but fall short on scoreboard
JOHNSON, Vt. – The Plymouth State University women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 non-conference decision Sunday afternoon in an exciting match at Johnson State College.
Plymouth State finished with a 20-7 advantage in shots, including 14-2 in the second half, but could not get the ball into the Johnson goal. The Panthers found themselves on the precipice multiple times but Johnson keeper Shannon Grier made numerous game-saving blocks to protect Johnson's win.
Freshman Maddison Prescott scored the lone Badger goal after collecting a loose ball near the 25 yard line and scoring off of a break away. Prescott scored what would be the game-winner for the Badgers at the 9:40 mark leaving nearly two whole halves for Johnson to defend its lead.
Grier turned away 11 saves and picked up the shutout win while Plymouth State goalkeeper Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) blocked three shots.
Johnson ends its regular season at 7-9 overall, 3-6 North Atlantic Conference (NAC), and will use the week coming up to prepare for its postseason quarterfinal match on Saturday against UMaine-Farmington. Plymouth State, 5-12, wraps up the regular season Saturday with a Little East Conference match at Eastern Connecticut State University.
(Courtesy of Johnson State Sports Information)
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