PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Krista Pettrey (Northfield, Vt.) scored the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left in the second overtime Saturday, giving Plymouth State University a 1-0 Little East Conference women’s soccer victory over the University of Southern Maine at Panther Field.
The Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory and improved to 8-4-1 overall, 3-2 in conference play. USM had its two-game winning streak stopped and fell to 6-7-1 overall and 1-4 in LEC action. Plymouth State now has more wins this year than either of the previous two seasons.
In a game that had only one goal, there were plenty of opportunities as PSU recorded 18 shots and USM finished with 10. Despite the outpouring of shots, the game wasn’t decided until Pettrey converted a pass from senior Katie Sheridan (West Sayville, N.Y.) with 10 seconds remaining, knocking home her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
The goalkeepers had busy afternoons. PSU sophomore Beth McAloon (Bedford, N.H.) registered her first career shutout by making 10 saves, while junior Marcy Ansley (Hudson, Mass.) made 17 saves for the Huskies.
Plymouth State is off until next Saturday’s Little East Conference game at Western Connecticut (12:00 p.m.). Southern Maine also returns to action next Saturday, hosting UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).
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