LACONIA, N.H. - The Keene State College women's lacrosse team's 2019 season came to an end in the LEC semis, as the Owls fell to top seeded Plymouth State 15-5 at Fitzgerald Field.
- Keene State: 8-8
- Plymouth State 10-5
How It Happened
With the weather changing the location and date of the LEC semi-finals, the Owls came out on Saturday morning ready to battle, as they stuck right with top seeded Plymouth State in the first half. Sam Fiore got the scoring started for the hosts when she put away a free-position shot, but Chelsea Lewis answered right back for the Owls when she fired in a shot off a Marina Pappalardo helper. The Panthers then responded with two quick goals, as Sydney Dubois and Kimberly Zuccaro scored to give the hosts a 3-1 edge. At the 19:40 mark, Pappalardo grabbed a goal off a Tess Masci feed, before Sam Fiore answered right back with a goal of her own for the Panthers. With just under 10 minutes remaining in the half, Chelsea Lewis scored her second goal of the game to cut the lead to just one, but the Panthers came right back when Dubois scored a free-position shot to give the hosts a 5-3 halftime lead.
The second half was all Plymouth, as the hosts grabbed the first five goals and increased their lead to 10-3. At the 18:26 mark, Chelsea Lewis scored her hat-trick off a Tess Masci feed, and six minutes later Pappalardo finished off an Erica Chareth pass, but that was all the offense KSC could muster. The Panthers scored the final five goals of the game as Sydney Dubois had two, Fiore one and Daniels two more. The Panthers came away with a 15-5 win and advanced to the LEC championship game.
Inside The Crease
- Daniels and Fiore led Plymouth with three goals each.
- Chelsea Lewis finished with a hat-trick in her final game as an Owl. Marina Pappalardo added two goals and one assist.
- Meaghan Allard picked up the win in net with eight saves. Joanna Steinhauer had nine saves in the loss.
- The Panthers outshot KSC 30-23.
- Keene State's season ends after today's loss.
- Plymouth State will play for the LEC championship tomorrow.