Allard, Porter combine for 14 saves in setback
WATERVILLE, Maine – For the second straight game Plymouth State University battled a nationally-ranked NESCAC school, as #17 Colby College topped the Panthers, 17-1, in a non-conference women's lacrosse game at Bill Alfond Field on Sunday.
The Mules built a 10-0 lead through the first 17 minutes of action. PSU's defense was able to slow down the high-powered Colby offense a bit over the final 43 minutes and junior Meg McAndrew (South Windsor, Conn.) picked up Plymouth State's lone goal to extend her season-long scoring streak to four straight games.
Plymouth State dips to 1-3, while the Mules improve to 3-1.
Plymouth State 1, #17 Colby 17
Plymouth State (1-3)
#17 Colby (3-1)
How it Happened.
- Colby used a pair of free position goals to take a 2-0 lead after three minutes of action.
- The Mules extended the margin to 10-0 with 13 minutes left in the opening half.
- McAndrew picked up the Panthers' sole tally with 3:26 left and PSU trailed 11-1 at the break.
- Plymouth State's defense was able to slow down the Mules over the second half, limiting the home team to six tallies.
Inside the Numbers:
- McAndrew has a goal in all four games to open the year and now leads the team with seven points.
- McAndrew and freshman Olivia Croke (Norwell, Mass.) led the Panthers with four ground balls apiece, while freshmen Autumn Nelson (Weare, N.H.) and Emily Santom (Litchfield, N.H.) each contributed three.
- Junior Meaghan Allard (Amherst, N.H.) made six saves over the first 30 minutes, while freshman Sam Porter (Weare, N.H.) stopped eight shots in the second half. Allard took the loss to fall to 1-3.
- PSU heads west to Colorado Springs, Colo. for another pair of games against top-notch competition this week. The Panthers square off against #5 Wesleyan on Wednesday (Mar. 11), before facing host #15 Colorado College on Friday (Mar. 13).
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