Meier, Lloyd extend team lead in goals
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) and sophomore Jordan Meier (Holderness, N.H.) added to their team lead in goals as Plymouth State University posted a 4-0 win over Salem State University in a non-conference women's soccer game at Arold Field on Tuesday afternoon.
Even rain falling in the early going could not stop the Panthers from scoring as they took a 1-0 lead early in the first half off the Meier goal. Plymouth State wouldn't look back. PSU controlled play throughout the first half, allowing just one shot on goal in the first 45 minutes of play.
The second half would be no different. Shortly in the frame the Panthers doubled the lead, and later scored two more goals to finish off the shutout win.
With the win the Panthers stop a two-game skid to improve to 3-4-0, while Salem State drops to 2-5-0 on the year.
Plymouth State 4, Salem State 0
Plymouth State (3-4-0)
Salem State (2-5-0)
How it Happened:
- In the first three minutes of the game, Meier received a cross from Lloyd at the edge of the box where she took a shot and planted it into the back of the net to begin the scoring.
- In the beginning of the second half, junior Maya Golowasch (West Harrison, N.Y.) scored her second goal in as many games. Freshman Zoe Boyer (South Berwick, Maine) played the ball over the top of the defenders where Golowasch was able to take a shot and score.
- Lloyd scored her fourth goal of the season in the 67th minute after senior Caitlin Catania (Billerica, Mass.) picked up the ball in the middle of the pitch and dished it to Lloyd for the shot.
- Eight minutes later Catania took a shot from 25 yards out on the left edge, which went over the visiting goalkeeper and into the right side of the goal for the score.
Inside the Numbers:
- The Panthers held a 22-4 advantage in shots and 13-3 edge in shots on goal.
- With nine points (four goals, one assist) Lloyd now holds a one-point lead over Meier for the team lead in points.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Cat Robbins (Franklin, Mass.) recorded her second win of the season while making one save on one opportunity.
- Freshman Lily Pfefferle (St. Paul, Minn.) suffered the loss (1-1-0) despite a nine-save effort.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"We got done what we needed to be done," said head coach Ryan Joy. "That was great way to end a game going into conference play. We are rolling now and we have to get ready for UMass Dartmouth, but today I'm a proud coach."
- The Panthers are back in action on Saturday (Sept. 28) when they open up Little East Conference play by hosting UMass Dartmouth at Arold Field at 1:00 p.m.
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