by Seth Wilson
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Casey Bishop (Topsham, Maine) broke a scoreless tie in the 108th minute Tuesday evening to lead Plymouth State University’s women’s soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 sudden victory over Worcester State College at Panther Field.
Bishop’s game-winner was set up by junior Allison Frobey (Sandy Hook, Conn.) as her long throw-in caused havoc in the Lancer box and Bishop was able to hammer home the winning goal.
PSU controlled play much of the first half, as many of the Panthers had good opportunities but couldn’t put one past Lancers keeper Kim Massa (Westford, Mass.). Plymouth State had a first-half advantage in shots, 7-3, and in corner kicks, 6-2.
The second half saw the Lancers start to generate more scoring opportunities as junior Melissa Colwell (Spencer, Mass.) rang a shot off the crossbar 70th minute. PSU junior Kelsey MacDonald (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) had a golden opportunity with just under six minutes to go in regulation but her shot hit the crossbar as well.
WSC saw another shot hit the post on a scoring attempt by sophomore Kelsey Irish (Hudson, Mass.) with under four minutes to go in the second overtime.
PSU finished with a 17-15 advantage in shots. Senior goaltender Hayley Quinones (Waitsfield, Vt.) recorded the win with 11 saves, while Massa made 12 saves.
Plymouth State, 3-3-1 overall, travels to Little East Conference foe Eastern Connecticut Saturday at 1:00 p.m., while WSC visits Nichols next Tuesday (4:00 p.m.)
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