KEENE, N.H.--Kelsey Roberts scored twice as the Keene State College field hockey team strolled to a 5-0 Little East Conference win over Fitchburg State University on a chilly Tuesday evening at Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 10-5, 8-1 LEC
- Fitchburg State: 2-12, 1-8 LEC
How It Happened
Roberts got the Owls off and running with an unassisted tally just 6:02 into the game. The senior doubled her tally on the night in the second period, finishing off a nifty passing combination with Nina Bruno that beat the slide of Falcons' goalie Colleen Lamprey.
Keene State carried a 2-0 lead into halftime, and a pair of quick-fire goals put the game out of reach. Klein picked up her 14th goal of the year with an unassisted tally at the 36:26 mark, and less than 20 seconds later, Maggie Cahoon slipped home a pass from Clara Hunkins that made it 4-0.
Erica Chareth added the icing on the cake with a goal seven minutes from time. Keene State outshot the Falcons 24-0, and Rachel Loseby did not have to make a save in picking up her fourth shutout of the year. The Owls also held a 13-1 advantage in penalty corners.
- The win was the 37th in the career of Loseby. That puts her in sixth place on KSC's all-time list, one behind Meaghan Dwyer '15, who won 38 games from 2012-15. Loseby needs 13 more wins to become KSC's all-time leader in the category, which is currently held by Keene State Hall of Famer Kim Heyl, who won 49 games from 1981-84.
- The Owls picked up their second shutout in a row, and seventh this season.
- Roberts needs one more goal for 10 on the season, which would see her join Bruno and Klein in double-figures this year. It would be the second straight year the Owls have had three players with at least ten goals after Bruno (32), Klein (24), and Julia Babbitt (12) reached the mark last year. One would need to all the way back to 2013 to find the last time the Owls had four players with at least 10 goals, when Marisa Lemoine (14), Lyndsie Rabenius (13), Kayla Renaud (13), and Sami Smith (13) all hit double-digits.
- Keene State heads to the University of Southern Maine in a rematch of the 2018 conference semifinal matchup that the Owls took, 3-1, on November 2. The game begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.
- The Falcons will host UMass Dartmouth at 11 a.m. on the same day.