by Leigh Avery
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State College women’s soccer team suffered a home defeat Saturday at Panther Field at the hands of Eastern Connecticut State
The #6 ranked team in New England, Eastern Connecticut is off to its best start in school history at 8-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference play, while PSC drops to
2-6-0 and 1-1-0.
Sophomore Jen Ferrari (Conventry, RI) got the Warriors on the board two minutes into the game. Senior Valarie Gasparino (Windsor Locks, CT) tallied Eastern’s
second goal at the 17 minute mark off a nice cross from senior Shelly Torelli (Wallingford, CT). Freshman Meghann Booth (Windsor Locks, CT) scored the third goal of
the half off a double assist from sophomore Annmarie Fillian (Canton, CT) and sophomore Megan Taylor’s (Manchester, CT) school-record third assist of the game.
Torelli opened the second half for Eastern with a goal four minutes in. Two minutes later Taylor scored to make it 5-0 Warriors, and Gasparino rounded out the
scoring in the 60th minute.
PSC freshman Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, VT) made 11 saves and senior Beth Dyer (Hillsboro, NH) came on in relief to make two saves in the loss. Three
ECSU goalies combined for six saves as ECSU posted its record fourth straight shutout. Junior Stacey Schofield (Woodstock, Conn.), who started and played 63
minutes, extended her record for consecutive shutout minutes to 428.
PSC will next play at Salem State Tuesday (Oct. 8th). ECSU hosts Conn. College Tuesday.