Lloyd scores again in LEC loss
BOSTON, Mass. – Despite a goal for the sixth straight game from junior Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.), the Plymouth State University women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Little East Conference (LEC) leading University of Massachusetts Boston at James Cotter Field on Saturday afternoon.
Despite the Panthers' scoring in the opening minute of the game, UMass Boston came back with four unanswered tallies.
The loss snaps Plymouth State's three-game winning streak to move to 5-5-0 and 2-1-0 in the Little East Conference. UMass Boston improves to 10-2-0 and 4-0-0 in conference play.
Plymouth State 1, UMass Boston 4
Plymouth State (5-5-0, 2-1-0 LEC)
UMass Boston (10-2-0, 4-0-0 LEC)
How it Happened:
- Lloyd started the scoring just 28 seconds into the game. Sophomore Sarah Hicks (Sutton, Mass.) sent the ball to Lloyd from the top right side of the box, where Lloyd volleyed a one-time shot to the back of the net.
- UMass Boston evened the game in the 29th minute when freshman Isa Andrade (Cambridge, Mass.) received a pass which was deflected straight to her, and put a shot on goal.
- Just under five minutes later, Andrade scored her second of the day after redirecting a free kick from the right side just outside the box.
- The Beacons tacked on one more goal before halftime when sophomore Morgan Palma (Halifax, Mass.) took a shot from just inside the box. PSU sophomore goalkeeper Elena Register (Helena, Ala.) got a hand on the shot, but it rolled into the net.
- UMB capped the scoring in the 63rd minute when sophomore Grace McGettrick (Marshfield, Mass.) ripped a shot from just inside the box.
Inside the Numbers:
- Lloyd has scored in each of her last six games and leads the Panthers with seven goals and 17 points.
- Register recorded seven saves on 11 chances, while her counterpart, freshman Maria Spylios (Leominster, Mass.), made three saves.
- UMass Boston held a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Straight From the Coach's Mouth:
"We were in it for 80 minutes," said head coach Ryan Joy, "but in conference eplay you need to be in it for the full 90. It was a long, hard-fought week and I'm happy where we are. We need to improve for the next game and be ready to play better against RIC in our next conference match."
- The Panthers host Westfield State in non-conference action on Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 3:30 p.m.
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