October 9, 2010


Laliberte Scores Four Times in, 5-2, Win Over RIC

Plymouth, NH-Junior forward Ashley Choiniere (Hope, RI) scored two goals, but Plymouth State erupted for three second half goals to snap a 2-2 halftime deadlock and defeat the Rhode Island College womenís soccer team, 5-2, at Panther Field.



 Junior forward Ashley Choiniere


Freshman Sam Laliberte (Concord, NH) scored the first goal of the game to give PSU the lead and added three second-half scores to help the Panthers solidify the win. Laliberte has six goals in her last two outings and a team-leading eight on the season. Plymouth State picked up its first LEC victory of the season, improving to 5-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 in conference play.


Choiniere scored two markers five minutes apart late in the first half, which gave the Anchorwomen a brief lead. The loss leaves RIC with a 6-5 overall record, 1-3-0 in the LEC.


After nearly 33 scoreless minutes, Laliberte broke the deadlock by converting a nice centering pass from freshman Laura Davis (Pelham, NY). Choiniere tied the game up for RIC a little more than three minutes later, taking a diagonal pass on the right side and booting the ball into the left side of the net, and she put the Anchorwomen ahead at 41:07, converting a breakaway for her second of the game and seventh of the season.


It took PSU just 21 seconds to come back and tie the game as senior Rebecca Wilson (Clinton, CT) scored her third goal of the season and the teams were tied, 2-2, at the break.


Laliberte tallied her second of the game and the eventual game-winner just 1:24 into the second half, with an assist from freshman Molly Todd (Epsom, NH). The Panthers pulled away when Laliberte added two more goals, one on a nice through-ball from freshman Cassie Graham (Foster, RI) with 11 minutes remaining and the other on a corner kick taken by junior Sarah Pandiscio (Simsbury, CT).


PSU junior Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, NH) made four saves to record the victory in goal. Senior Maddie Pirri (Bristol, RI) had a busy day in the RIC goal, finishing with nine saves.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will host Framingham State on Tuesday, Oct. 12.