Fast Start Powers Roger Williams Past Women's Lacrosse 14-6

Fast Start Powers Roger Williams Past Women's Lacrosse 14-6

BRISTOL, R.I. - The Keene State College women's lacrosse team fell behind early, and wasn't able to mount a comeback, as they fell 14-6 on Friday afternoon at Bayside Field.


  • Keene State: 1-3
  • RWU: 4-2

How It Happened 

Roger Williams wasted little time getting things going on their home turf, when Emily Stoeppel scored on a man-up opportunity at the 28:31 mark of the first half. Less than a minute later, KSC knotted things up when Tess Masci scored off a feed from Brigid Casey. The Hawks then went on a 3-0 run when Devon Sarazin, Shayne Rivard and an Ashley Warren free-position goal put the hosts up 4-1. Freshman Brigid Casey then added to her points tally with an unassisted goal at the 17:54 mark of the half. The Hawks kept their foot on the pedal when Delena Erickson scored exactly one minute later, followed by Stoeppel's second goal of the game, giving them a 6-2 lead. Chelsea Lewis then scored off a free-position shot for the Owls bringing them within three, before Sarazin and Lauren Flahive added two more for Roger Williams, which brought their advantage to 8-3 at the half.

The Owls scored the first goal less than 90 seconds into the second half, when Chelsea Lewis scored on a man-up opportunity for her second of the game, and ninth goal of the season. However, the Hawks kept responding with goals of their own, as Warren and Flahive both scored from free-position shots giving RWU their biggest lead of the afternoon at 10-4. Ali Daisy then grabbed one back for the Owls off a pass from Marina Pappalardo, before Rivard answered back less than a minute later for the hosts. Casey then scored her team leading 13th goal of the season for KSC off another Pappalardo assist bringing the Owls back within five. But that was the last goal Keene State was able to manage, as RWU scored three more goals and came away with a 14-6 victory.

Inside the Crease 

  • Devon Sarazin, Lauren Flahive and Emily Stoeppel all scored hat-tricks for Roger Williams.
  • Chelsea Lewis and Brigid Casey led the Owls with two goals apiece, while Marina Pappalardo finished with two assists.
  • Lydia Nelson picked up the win in goal for RWU with four saves. Joanna Steinhauer had 11 saves in the loss and Haley Terva made a save in her collegiate debut.
  • Roger Williams picked up 20 ground balls to KSC's six. The Hawks were 15-16 on clears while the Owls were 9-18.
  • RWU finished the game with 32 shots to the Owls' 12.

Up Next 

  • Keene State returns to the Owl Athletic Complex for the first time in 2019, as they take on Wheaton College on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.
  • RWU hosts Colby College on Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m.