Header Background

PSU Women’s Soccer battles to draw at Southern Vermont

PSU Women’s Soccer battles to draw at Southern Vermont

Lloyd nets sixth goal as Panthers settle for tie 

            BENNINGTON, Vt. – For the second straight season Plymouth State University and Southern Vermont College battled into overtime, as the two teams settled for a 3-3 draw in a non-conference women's soccer game at Everett Field on Wednesday afternoon.

            PSU held leads of 1-0 and 3-2, but each time the Mountaineers rallied. The Panthers move to 4-1-1, while Southern Vermont goes to 0-4-2.

 

            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 3, Southern Vermont 3 (2OT)

 

            Plymouth State 4-1-1

            Southern Vermont 0-4-2

 

            How it Happened:

            * Sophomore Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute. After collecting the ball on the right side, she turned and laced a shot into the lower left corner of the goal for her team-leading sixth tally of the year.

            * Despite holding a 9-4 advantage in shots and a 4-0 edge in corners in the opening half, the Panthers went into the break with the score tied, as the hosts notching a goal late in the 45th minute. Sophomore Jayne Wierzbicki (Wilmington, Mass.) carried the ball down the right side and lofted a shot over PSU freshman goalkeeper Elena Register (Helena, Ala.) with just 12 seconds remaining in the half.

            * SVC went ahead, 2-1, in the 64th minute. Following a clear, the ball crossed over the midfield line and sophomore Rileigh Griffiths (Milford, N.Y.) was able to run it down before slipping a shot into the bottom right corner.

            * The Panthers got an unconventional goal to pull even in the 70th minute when a free kick deflected off a Mountaineer's head and into the goal.

            * PSU pulled back in front less than two minutes later. Senior Sabrina Sweeney (Raymond, N.H.) buried a penalty kick try for her third goal of the season to put the visitors ahead 3-2.

            * The Mountaineers were able to force overtime with a goal in the 76th minute. Wierzbicki launched a cross from the left corner to the back post, where freshman Kaiden Gauthier (Bennington, Vt.) punched it home.

            * The Panthers maintained possession through a majority of the two overtimes outshooting the hosts by a 9-1 margin, but SVC junior goalkeeper Taylor Jarosz (Troy, N.Y.) was able to preserve the tie.

 

            Inside the Numbers:

            * The Panthers held a 28-9 advantage in shots over the full 110 minutes.

            * Southern Vermont did not have a single corner kick during the game, while PSU earned six.

            * Jarosz made 11 saves for the Mountaineers to move to 0-3-1, as Register moved to 2-1-1 after recording four stops for Plymouth State.

            * Today's game was just the second meeting between the two programs. The Mountaineers topped PSU in overtime, 2-1, last fall.

 

            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "We showed a lot of grit during a physical game," said head coach Ryan Joy. "It was a tough match, but we really demonstrated good character."

 

            Up Next:

            * The Panthers wrap up a brutal stretch of three games in five days when they host Southern Maine for a Little East Conference contest on Saturday (Sept. 22). Game time is slated for 1:00 p.m.

            * Southern Vermont is also in league action on Saturday (Sept. 22). The Mountaineers head to Eastern Nazarene for a 12:00 p.m. New England Collegiate College (NECC) game.

 

 

 

– 30 –