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)

 
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