ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - The Keene State Owls fell to RIT 20-12, to finish out their spring break trip at Lemon Bay High School on Wednesday night.
- Keene State: 1-2
- RIT: 2-2
How It Happened
Just 53 seconds into the contest, RIT took an early 1-0 lead when Colette Rigas found the back of the net. However, the Owls responded less than a minute later, when Chelsea Lewis scored off a free position shot to knot things up at one. At the 26:19 mark, Emily Parker gave KSC the lead with a free position goal before the Tigers answered back with six straight. Alanna Falone started the 6-0 run for RIT, followed by goals from Steph Darrell, Meghan Donahue, Krystyna Sterio, Katherine Cameron and Rigas. The Owls responded with three straight of their own, as Chelsea Lewis tallied her second free position goal of the game, which also happened to be her 100th career goal. With 5:41 to go in the half, Tess Masci scored for KSC to cut the lead to 7-4 at the half.
Erica Chareth got the scoring started first at the 28:33 mark of the second half to bring the Owls within two, before Skylar Burlee and Sterio gave RIT the 9-5 lead right back. Brigid Casey answered for KSC with her first of the game to cut the lead to three before the Tigers big run put things out of reach. RIT scored four straight goals to push their lead to 13-6, before Meghan Gorham scored her first of the game unassisted. The story of the second half was the big scoring runs for the Tigers, as they went on another, scoring four straight for the 17-7 lead. Chelsea Lewis wasn't finished, as she scored back to back goals. The first coming off an Ali Daisy assist, and the second coming sixteen seconds later unassisted. Brigid Casey scored less than a minute later for KSC before Burlee broke up the run with a free position goal for RIT. Casey answered quickly for her hat-trick and Tess Masci added her second off a free position shot for the last two goals of the game for KSC. RIT finished the game off with two more goals in the last three minutes to come out victorious, 20-12.
Inside the Crease
- Colette Rigas led all scorers with five points, while Alanna Fallone and Krystyna Sterio added hat-tricks for RIT.
- Chelsea Lewis led the Owls with four goals, bringing her career total to 102. While Brigid Casey added a hat-trick and Tess Masci scored two goals.
- Rebekah Snitkoff picked up the win in net with three saves while Joanna Steinhauer had the loss and recorded three saves of her own.
- RIT has 15 draw controls to KSC's 14. The Tigers picked up six ground balls to the Owls two.
- The Tigers finished the game with 26 shots to the Owls 19.
- Keene State travels to Roger Williams for a make up game on Friday, March 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
- RIT returns home to take on St. Lawrence on Saturday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m.