(by Leigh Avery)
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Behind second half goals from four different players, the Plymouth State College women’s soccer team defeated the University of Southern
Maine 4-2 in a critical Little East Conference match Tuesday at Panther Field.
The Panthers, 4-9-0 overall, take over sole possession of sixth place and the final LEC playoff spot with a 2-3 league record. The Huskies drop to 4-10-0 overall
and 1-4-0 in conference play.
After a scoreless first half, the Panthers took control of the game with three goals in a 10-minute span late in the contest. Freshman Meagen Leenig (East Fishkill,
NY) notched her first career goal at 74:35 to put PSC up 2-1, and senior Sandra Petlick (New Castle, NH) added her team-leading fifth of the season at 80:28 to give the
Panthers a two-goal lead. Senior defender Katie West (Goffstown, NH) tallied her first career goal to make it 4-1 with 10 minutes remaining.
Graduate student Holly Levesque (Nashua, NH) opened the scoring for the Panthers four minutes into the second half. Southern Maine tied the game at 1-1 in the
74th minute when freshman Elise Frank (Gorham, ME) converted a cross from fellow freshman Eva Hanson (Warner, NH). Senior Jenny Boucher ( Madawska, ME)
notched a late goal for USM to round out the scoring.
PSC senior goalie Beth Dyer (Hillsboro, NH) made five saves, USM sophomore keeper Marcy Ansley (Hudson, Mass.) stopped five shots in the loss.
PSC returns to action this Sunday (Oct. 27), Homecoming weekend, when they take on LEC foe Rhode Island College at (2:00 p.m.). USM will host Eastern
Connecticut Saturday (Oct. 26) at 1:00 p.m.