PSC Falls to WNEC in Home Opener

April 3rd, 1999 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior P.J. Wicker (New Windsor, NJ) and junior Tom Nolan (Pittsfield, MA) combined for nine goals and two assists Saturday
to lead Western New England College to a 15-10 victory over Plymouth State College in PSC’s home opener.

Wicker scored five goals and one assist to lead the Golden Bears, while Nolan contributed four goals and one assist. Junior Mike Loock (Chatham, NJ)
added two goals and an assist for WNEC.

The win improves WNEC’s record to 3-6, while Plymouth State falls to 1-2 under first-year head coach Bob Ewell.

The Golden Bears led 3-1 after one period, and 6-3 at the half. WNEC scored five times in the third period to take an 11-6 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Panthers were led by junior Ben Stone (Acton, MA), who scored three goals and one assist. Sophomore Jim Martocchio (Simsbury, CT) added
three goals, increasing his team-leading season total to 13 goals. Senior Josh Perry (Falmouth, MA) recorded a goal and five assists, setting up Martocchio and
Stone on two occasions each.

PSC gets right back to action Monday (Apr. 5) with its first Pilgrim League contest at Salem State (4 p.m.).

Western New England (3-6) 3 3 5 4 – 15
Plymouth State (1-2) 1 2 3 4 – 10

Goals: WNEC – P.J. Wicker 5, Tom Nolan 4, Mike Loock 2, Tom Bott, John Anicito, Bill Locher, Kevin Savage
PSC – Jim Martocchio 3, Ben Stone 3, Josh Perry, Eric Emilo, Matt Dutton, Jon Hunt

Assists: WNEC – Wicker, Nolan, Loock, Locher, Savage, Nick Evans, Greg Houle, Thang Vu
PSC – Perry 5, Stone

Saves: WNEC – Jarod Barringer 11 (60 mins.)
PSC – Kevin Gholami 8 (35:04), Nate Pearson 6 (24:56)