Phil Dagostino nets game-winner in overtime to lift Western of Plymouth State University, 1-0 on Parents' Day


DANBURY, CT (Oct. 14) —  Freshman midfielder Phil Dagostino (New Fairfield, CT) scored the game-winning goal, 3:05 into overtime, to lift the Western Connecticut State University men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting Plymouth State University at The WAC on Sunday afternoon.

Dagostino was in the right place at the right time after freshman Conor Scalise (West Hartford, CT) started a corner kick from the right side. A carom off Matthew Martin (Bristol, CT) rebounded toward Dagostino who found the back of the onion bag for his first collegiate goal.

Equally impressive was the Western defense, headed by junior keeper Jack Holub (Sherman, CT). He made four saves for the winners. The Colonials' defensive third, although visually dominated in the height department, allowed nine shots by the Panthers in each half, only a total four attempts of which were at goal.

Plymouth's Bjorn Ohlsson (Halmstad, Sweden) made five saves and faced 13 shots by Western's offense.

After suffering five 1-0 losses this season, the Colonials finally wound up on the positive side of their valiant efforts.

Western, now 3-8-2 overall and 2-3 in the league, is in a three-way tie for the fourth and final LEC Tournament spot with Plymouth State and Rhode Island College.

The Panthers fall to 5-9 overall and are also 2-3 in LEC action.

Western travels to Ramapo College on Wednesday, October 17 for a 3 pm game with the Roadrunners. Next Saturday, the Colonials head to UMass Boston for a key contest with the Beacons, with just two conference games remaining. Western closes out the regular season hosting Keene State College on October 27.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2012 Western Men's Soccer Statistics
Plymouth State vs Western Connecticut (Oct 14, 2012 at Danbury, Conn.)

Plymouth State (5-9, 2-3 LEC) vs. Western Connecticut (3-8-2, 2-3 LEC)
Date: Oct 14, 2012 Attendance: 50
Weather: overcast

Goals by period....... 1 2 OT Tot
Plymouth State........ 0 0 0 0
Western Connecticut... 0 0 1 1

1 93:05 WCSUM Phil Dagostino (1) (Conor Scalise;Matthew Martin) - off corner

Shots: Plymouth State 18, Western Connecticut 13
Saves: Plymouth State 5 (Bjorn Ohlsson 5), Western Connecticut 4 (Jack
Holub 4)