Panthers blanked by LEC co-leaders
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Juniors Jessica Choronzy (Clinton, Conn.) and Rebecca Rivera (Monroe, Conn.) scored second-half goals for Western Connecticut State University Saturday afternoon as the Colonials defeated Plymouth State University, 2-0, in a Little East Conference women's soccer match at Currier Field.
Western won its sixth straight game, posting its eighth shutout of the season and fifth in the last six games. The Colonials are now 9-4 overall and tied for first in the LEC at 3-0, while PSU drops to 3-6 overall and 1-2 in the Little East.
The Colonials had a 14-1 advantage in shots in the first half but was unable to score. PSU sophomore keeper Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) made seven saves to keep the game scoreless.
Western broke onto the scoreboard in the first minute of the second half as Choronzy dribbled through the PSU defense and scored on a shot to the upper right part of the net. The Colonials added an insurance marker in the 58th minute when Rivera scored on a header off a corner kick by sophomore Celia DeVoe (Farmington, Conn.)
The visitors finished with a 22-1 advantage in shots. Schmidt made a total of 11 saves in the Panther goal, while Western freshman keeper Jillian Fernandez (Columbia, Conn.) posted the shutout win without making a save.
PSU continues its five-game home stand on Wednesday with a non-conference game against Colby-Sawyer College at The New Hampton School (6:30 p.m.) Western Conn. opens a three-game home stand Wednesday against Scranton (7:00 p.m.)
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