Wise, Poulin Lead USM Past Plymouth State

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            GORHAM, Maine -- Sophomore Cathy Wise (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cheverus) and senior Danielle Poulin (Readfield, Maine/Maranacook) each scored two goals to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 5-0 victory over Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference women's soccer match Saturday afternoon at the USM Soccer Field.

            The win snapped a two-game losing skid for the Huskies who improve to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in conference play.  The Panthers dropped their third straight match to slide to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in LEC play.

            Wise gave the home side the early advantage placing an eight-yard header under the diving PSU goalkeeper in the fifth minute.  Poulin served the cross from the right side into the box to collect the assist.  Wise scored her second goal in the 38th minute winning the ball at the top of the 18-yard area and powering home a right-footed shot.

            Poulin got into the goal-scoring column in the 52nd minute lifting a shot from the top, right-wing corner of the penalty area over the keeper and into the far side of the net.  She would duplicate the feat in the 65th minute for her second goal of the match.

            In between Poulin's two goals, senior Heidi DeHaan (Lewiston, Maine/St. Dominic) headed home a corner kick taken by senior Chelsea Norton (Westbrook, Maine).

            Both sides employed two goalkeepers in the match.  For USM, junior Kat Rothe (Leeds, Maine/Leavitt Area) and sophomore Katie Cobb (Lewiston, Maine) combined to make five saves.  Juniors Angelina LaBroad (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet) and Courtney Lins (Fremont, N.H./Timberlane Regional) recorded four saves for Plymouth State.

            Southern Maine looks to make it two in a row on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) when it hosts Bowdoin College.  Plymouth State next plays on Thursday (4:30 p.m.) hosting Lyndon State College.