PSU Field Hockey edges Worcester State in LEC Semifinals

November 5th, 2004 by Adam

            KEENE, N.H. – Freshman Jenna Lace (Pascoag, R.I.) registered a goal, including the game-winner, and an assist Friday afternoon to lead second-seed Plymouth State University to a 3-2 victory over sixth-seed Worcester State College in a Little East Conference Field Hockey semifinal game played at Keene State College’s Owl Athletic Complex.

            PSU, which won its ninth straight game to improve to 15-3 overall, will make its sixth appearance in the title game Saturday at 12 noon against top-seed Keene State.  Plymouth State won three straight LEC championships from 2000-2002 before being knocked out in the semifinals last season by Southern Maine. KSC edged PSU, 3-2, during the regular season (Sept. 25, at Plymouth).

            Plymouth State struck first against Worcester State on a goal by senior Amanda Gutowski (Conway, N.H.) at the 4:35 mark of the first half, with sophomore Christina Farias (East Dennis, Mass.) assisting on the play.  Sophomore Melanie Bates (Derry, N.H.) made it a 2-0 game with 1:30 left in the first half, with Lace recording the assist.

            Lace’s goal, just her second of the season, came nine minutes into the second half and stood up as the game-winner in a battle to qualify for the title game.  Worcester State rallied with consecutive goals by Courtney Vogel (Gardner, Mass.) with 21 minutes to play and Kara Walker (Templeton, Mass.) just three minutes later, but could not come up with the equalizer.  The Lancers are now 11-7 and hoping for an ECAC post-season berth.

            Freshman goalie Katie Randall (Portsmouth, N.H.) made six stops for the Panthers, while Nichole Gomes (Harwich, Mass.) turned aside 16 shots for WSC.

 
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)

 
– 30 –

In the News

Example Image

PSU Earth Day a hit with students, residents

By BOB MARTIN PLYMOUTH — Whether it was the Environmental Fair in front of the Hartman Union Building or just down the road at the its EcoHouse, Plymouth State University was a hot spot for Earth Day activities. Earth Day, celebrated Tuesday, has become an annual event to have a number of off-campus and on-campus environmental [...]

Example Image

PSU honors 51 Phi Kappa Phi inductees

PLYMOUTH — At an April 13 ceremony honoring the “best of the best,” Plymouth State University inducted 51 students into Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The students are all at the top of their respective majors in grade average, according to PKP advisor [...]

Example Image

Scholars from Across U.S. Gather at Plymouth State University’s 35th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum April 25 and 26

PLYMOUTH, N.H.— More than 100 scholars will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 35th annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 25 and 26 at Plymouth State University. Plymouth State’s forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England. The theme of this year’s event is [...]