KEENE, N.H. – A goal by senior Tara Wagner (Avon, Conn.) at the 6:09 mark of overtime Saturday afternoon lifted Keene State College to a 3-2 Little East Conference women’s soccer victory over rival Plymouth State University at Owl Athletic Complex.
Both teams scored first half goals. Laura DiSabato (Manchester, N.H.), whose sister Stacy plays for the Panthers, gave KSC a 1-0 lead when she scored on a rebound at the 9:24 mark.
Plymouth State tied the scored later in the half when senior Ashley Dassatti (Hampstead, N.H.) finished a touch pass from sophomore Brianna Coderre (Ira, Vt.)
Breanne Lucey (Keene, N.H.) gave KSC a 2-1 lead at the 81:32 mark of the second half following a flurry at the side of the Panther net. PSC answered three minutes later when freshman Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) put a header by Owl goalie Liz Rosen (Swanzey, N.H.)
KSC had a chance to win the game with 25 seconds left in regulation. On a corner play, Wagner and Kendra Spencer (Petoskey, Mich.) used a give and go to set up a header by Michelle Boland (Worcester, Mass.) that sailed just wide of the post. Wagner came back to net the game winner in overtime.
Rosen finished with seven saves for KSC which improves to 6-5, (2-1 LEC). Freshman Morgan McQuaide (Westerly, R.I.) stopped three shots for the Panthers (4-4, 1-2 LEC).
Both teams return to action on Wednesday. Keene State hosts Worcester State (7 p.m.) and Plymouth State is at Salem State (6 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)
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