BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior Taryn Sullivan (Hanover, Mass.) recorded her first career multi-goal game Tuesday afternoon to lead the Bridgewater State College women’s soccer team to a 4-2 win over Plymouth State University.
Sullivan notched a pair of goals in the game as the Bears exploded for four goals in the second half to erase a 1-0 halftime deficit. Junior Megan Williamson (Ludlow, Mass.) and sophomore Jacklyn Wisocky (Brockton, Mass.) also added a goal and an assist apiece for the Bears who improved to 7-5-1 on the season.
Plymouth State opened the scoring in the 35th minute on a goal by sophomore Stacy DiSabato (Manchester, N.H.) Sophomore Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) assisted on the only goal of the opening stanza as the Panthers took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Bridgewater quickly erased that deficit as the Bears scored twice in a span of just 53 seconds early in the second half. Wisocky tied the game up at 1-1 with an unassisted tally in the 49th minute. Sullivan then gave BSC the lead for good as she took a feed from Williamson, turned and fired a shot that snuck past the Plymouth keeper and trickled over the goal line.
Less than five minutes later Williamson potted her eighth goal of the season as she one-timed a cross off the foot of Wisocky and easily beat the Plymouth netminder.
Junior Kelsea Anderson (Rye, N.H.) pulled the Panthers to within a goal in the 65th minute off an assist from freshman Rachel Kindl (Granby, Conn.) Bridgewater, however, responded less than a minute later as Sullivan notched her second goal of the game off a corner kick served by sophomore Christine Soucy (Rockland, Mass.)
Bridgewater held the edge in play for much of the game as the Bears out-shot the Panthers by a margin of 33 to 12. BSC also held a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Bridgewater junior netminder Ashley Spingler (Haverhill, MA) turned aside four shots between the pipes for the Bears. Senior Ashley Riberdy (Manchester, N.H.) made 11 saves in the Panther goal.
Bridgewater State is back in action on Saturday at 4 p.m. as the Bears travel to Salem State College for a key MASCAC game. Plymouth State (5-8) hosts UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Little East Conference match-up.
(Courtesy of Bridgewater Sports Information)
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