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PSU Women’s Soccer upends Lyndon State

Panthers score twice  in second half to sting Hornets

            NEW HAMPTON, N.H. – Plymouth State University scored two goals in the first five minutes of the second half Wednesday evening and went on to a 3-2 victory over Lyndon State College in a non-conference women's soccer match at a drizzly New Hampton School  field.

            The visiting Hornets had taken a 2-1 lead in the first half on a pair of goals by freshman Makayla Lyndes (Lyndonville, Vt.). PSU came out of the intermission on fire as sophomore Emily Crawford (Albuquerque, N.M.) scored at 46:45 and freshman Kate Dasey (Concord, N.H.) followed at 49:38 to push the Panthers into the lead. That ended up as the extent of the scoring as PSU improved to 3-5 and Lyndon dropped to 4-7.

            PSU took a 1-0 lead nine minutes into the contest when sophomore Hannah Kallis (Sanford, Maine) ran down a ball on the left side, cut to the inside and placed a shot over the keeper into the top right corner of the net.

            It took Lyndon State just three minutes to tie the score as Lyndes broke in alone behind the Panther defense, giving PSU sophomore keeper Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) no chance as she buried her first of the night. PSU nearly regained the lead in the 18th minute but Lyndon freshman keeper Julianna Anderson (Manchester, N.H.) made a nice save on Kallis from point blank range.

            The Hornets pulled ahead on Lyndes' second of the game and third of the season in the 29th minute as the blasted a shot from the far right side into the top left corner. PSU had a 7-3 advantage in shots in the first half but trailed 2-1 at the break.

            Crawford finished off a centering pass from senior Emily Bell (Derry, N.H.) less than two minutes into the second half to tie the score again, Crawford collecting her third of the season. Dasey scored on a one-timer from right in front of the goal off a centering pass from senior Brittany Terra (Bristol, R.I.) three minutes later to give the Panthers the lead back.

            PSU finished with a14-3 margin shots. The best scoring chance for either team the rest of the way came with five minutes remaining when PSU freshman Sophie Brisere (Stockholm, Sweden) put a header on goal but Anderson was there for the save. Anderson finished with nine saves for Lyndon.

            Plymouth State is home again on Saturday, hosting Western Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference game at Currier Field (12 noon).  Lyndon plays again Saturday at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine.

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