KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College women's lacrosse team saw their three game winning streak come to an end, as West Conn used a huge second half push to come out victorious at the Owl Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.
- Keene State: 4-4 (1-1 LEC)
- West Conn: 7-3 (1-1 LEC)
How It Happened
Keene State started off red hot, as Chelsea Lewis scored the first two goals of the game in quick succession, the second coming off an Emily Parker assist. At the 27:26 mark, Amber Andrews cut the lead in half with a goal off a free-position shot. Lewis then kept her great start going with two more goals, the first off a free-position shot and the second coming by way of a Tess Masci assist to give the Owls a 4-1 advantage. The Colonials answered back with two straight, as Caroline Galligan and Brooke Baldelli cut into the hosts lead. With 11:15 to go, Brigid Casey scored from a free-position shot before Baldelli rattled off two straight to tie the game at five. Lauren Bradshaw then gave the visitors their first lead of the game, before Erica Chareth tied things back up with the help of a Tess Masci assist. West Conn then went on a 3-0 run as Bradshaw, Amber Andrews and Bradshaw again scored. KSC answered right before the half, when Chelsea Lewis scored her fifth of the half, and Brigid Casey snagged her second goal just second before the whistle, as the Colonials took a 9-8 lead into half time.
The second half was all West Conn, as the visitors outscored KSC 10-1 in the final 30 minutes of the contest. Lauren Bradshaw scored the first two goals of the half, before Jasmine Coleman got on the board with her first. The Colonials then rattled off five more, with Baldelli netting three, Galligan one and Andrews one, to bring the advantage to 17-8. Ali Daisy was the only Owl to score in the second half, as she found the back of the net on a man-down opportunity. West Conn scored the final two goals of the contest, and ultimately came away with a 19-9 win. With the win, the Colonials ended a 16 game losing streak against KSC.
Inside the Crease
- Brooke Baldelli led all scorers with six goals and two assists. Lauren Bradshaw had five goals and three assists.
- Chelsea Lewis led the Owls with five goals and one helper, while Brigid Casey finished with two goals.
- Jennifer Sawicki picked up the win in net with eight saves. Joanna Steinhauer had nine saves in the loss.
- West Conn had 19 draw controlls to KSC's 11. The Colonials outshot the Owls 38-21.
- Keene State finishes up their five game homestand on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. against Westfield State.
- West Conn hosts Western New England on Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.