PSC wins LEC Semifinal, hosts title game Sunday

November 3rd, 2000 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Sal Friello (West Haven, Conn.) scored a pair of first half goals five minutes apart Friday, and Plymouth State College went
on to defeat Western Connecticut State University 5-0 in the semi-finals of the Little East Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament at Panther Field.

The top-seeded Panthers, now 13-4 overall, advance to the LEC championship game at 12 noon Sunday at Panther Field. PSC will host
second-seeded UMass Dartmouth (15-4-1), which gained a spot in the final with a 1-0 double overtime victory over third-seeded Keene State Friday in North
Dartmouth, Mass. Western Connecticut drops to 12-7-1.

The championship game will be a rematch of an Oct. 21st battle between PSC and UMD. The Panthers outshot the Corsairs 32-6 but UMD came away
with a 1-0 verdict, handing PSC its only conference loss this season. Sunday’s winner will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship
Tournament.

Friello gave PSC a 2-0 lead in the first 17 minutes of the contest. Junior Jeremy Gasowski (Lee, NH) sent Friello in alone on Western keeper Mark
Pataky (Trumbull, Conn.), and Friello beat Pataky between the legs at the 12-minute mark for a 1-0 Panther lead. Five minutes later, junior Antoine
Moiboueyi (Gabon, Africa) send a long crossing pass into the box, and Friello headed it in for a two-goal Panther advantage, Friello’s fourth of the season.
PSC senior Simon Sendowski (Gothenburg, Sweden) made it a 3-0 Panther lead at the 36:27 mark, connecting on his seventh goal of the season on a
penalty kick.

With the game under control, PSC sophomore Jake Morley (Hampshire, England) chipped in with his first two career goals late in the second half. He
collected a pass from Ceamus McDermott (Centerville, Mass.) and beat Pataky at the 69:41 mark for this first, and rounded out the scoring at the 77:35 mark
when he headed home a pass from junior Garry Thomson (Glasgow, Scotland).

PSC keeper Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, NJ) finished with four saves, three of them coming at point-blank range in the final 12 minutes of the second half.
Pataky finished with four saves before giving way to Andrew Mazzei (Bristol, Conn.) for the final 15 minutes. Mazzei made two saves.

In the News

Example Image

Ice Theatre of New York comes to Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Douglas Webster is an artistic director for Ice Theatre of New York, which is known as one of the premier ice dancing companies in the country. On Sunday, Webster will be bringing his work to the Granite State- as a bit of a homecoming, as he was born in nearby North Conway. “Bringing Ice Theatre […]

Example Image

Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at PSU presents Thomas Patterson

PLYMOUTH — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Harvard professor Thomas Patterson speaking on “News and Democracy: Why Are Citizens So Misinformed?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth. Patterson will discuss the […]

Example Image

Andrew B. Palumbo: NH students should not have to take the SAT or ACT

“SHOULD I TAKE the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times throughout my career in college admissions. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong question. College applicants would be better served by asking, “Why should I take the SAT or the ACT?” These students are not at fault for asking the wrong question. […]