PSU Women’s Soccer too strong for Salem State

PSU Women’s Soccer too strong for Salem State

Noble scores two goals for Panthers in second straight shutout victory

            PYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Louisa Noble (Benton, N.H.) scored two goals and junior Hannah Kallis (Sanford, Maine) added a goal and two assists Tuesday afternoon to lift Plymouth State University to a 5-0 victory over Salem State University in non-conference women's soccer action at steamy Arold Field.

            The Panthers are off to a 2-0 start to the season and have outscored their two opponents, 9-0, while the Vikings are 0-3 and still looking for their first goal of the year.

            PSU needed less than a minute to get on the board. Freshman Kate Martin (Keene, N.H.) collected a loose ball at the top of the box and fired a shot inside the left post.

            The Vikings put pressure on the Panther goal early, forcing junior keeper Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) to make several tough saves. PSU extended the margin to 2-0 in the 25th minute when Kallis went in alone on a breakaway and chipped a shot over the Viking keeper.

            The Panthers put the game away with three goals in a five-minute stretch early in the second half. Noble scored in the 52nd minute on header off a corner kick by junior Cassie Lacroix (Candia, N.H./Central), with Kallis also collecting an assist on the play. Sophomore Naomi Kramer (Bow, N.H.) put in her first of the season two minutes later after a misplay by the Viking defense, and Noble tacked on her second of the game in the 58th minute, converting a cross from Kramer.

            PSU finished with a 14-11 margin in total shots, with Schmidt making seven saves before giving way to freshman reserve Leandra Nault (Goffstown, N.H.) for the last 11 minutes. Three Salem State keepers combined on five saves on the afternoon.

            Plymouth State makes its first road trip of the season Saturday with a visit to Bridgewater State University for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.  Salem State returns home to host Wheaton College Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Field.

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