PSU Women’s Soccer nipped by Emerson in season opener

PSU Women’s Soccer nipped by Emerson in season opener

Meier scores for Panthers as Lions win on last second goal

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Jordan Meier (Holderness, N.H.) scored a second half goal, but Plymouth State University fell to Emerson College, 2-1, in the women's soccer season opener at Arold Field on Saturday afternoon.

            Meier gave PSU a 1-0 advantage early in the second half and finished the day with one goal on two shots. The Lions tied the contest midway through the half with a goal by Grace Cosgrove (Sherman Oaks, Calif.). Cosgrove also tallied the deciding goal in the finishing seconds of the game.

            Plymouth State starts the year at 0-1, while Emerson starts 2-0.

 

            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 1, Emerson 2

 

            Plymouth State (0-1)

            Emerson (2-0)

 

            How it Happened.

  • The Panthers had a scoring opportunity early in the second half when Meier ran up the left side of the field, entered the box, cut back and was able to get a shot off but it was saved by Megan Rose (Danville, Calif.).
  • Plymouth State broke the scoreless tie just over three minutes into the second half. Senior Caitlin Catania (Billerica, Mass.) carried the ball up the field before Meier headed in the cross for the first Plymouth State goal of the season.
  • Cosgrove spoiled PSU's shutout bid midway through the second half when she headed a centering pass from the top of the box from sophomore Kayla McNamara (Sunrise, Fla.).
  • Cosgrove scored again with 18 seconds left in regulation to give the Lions the lead, 2-1.

 

            Inside the Numbers:

  • The Lions held a 10-6 advantage in shots.
  • Plymouth State held a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.
  • Meier's goal was the third of her career, and Catania tallied her sixth career assist.

 

            Straight From the Coach's Mouth:

            "The team is excited in general," head coach Ryan Joy stated about the young season. "It's nice that within the first twelve to fifteen seconds, to string some passes together and say 'Whoa, look at we can do.' But it's about being consistent through the game. In the end we just have to look at it and see where we can improve."

 

            Up Next:

  • Plymouth State plays at #2 Middlebury on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m.  

 

 

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