KEENE, N.H.- The Keene State Owls women's soccer team fought hard in a Little East Conference battle with the Western Connecticut State University Colonials, ultimately dropping the game by a score of 2-1 for their fourth consecutive contest.
- Keene State: 3-7-0 (1-2-0 LEC)
- Western Connecticut: 8-4-1 (3-0-0 LEC)
How it Happened:
It was a quiet first half for both teams, as no goals were scored in the first half. The Owls received strong goaltending from their starter Abbie Terrinca who went the first 45 minutes of the contest seeing a total of nine shots and making five saves. Terrinca came up with a few glorious saves to keep the Owls and Colonials scoreless. Terrinca would play the first 45 minutes of the contest, after being replaced by Shelby Offord in the second half. The Colonials GK Karly Martin also had a strong first 45 minutes of play, making a total of four saves in the half.
Western Connecticut would be the first to get on the board in the second half when Myah Croze scored her team and league leading 12th goal of the season. Croze was able to move passed a defender of the Owls and chipped a shot that was placed right under the cross bar and into the right side of the net, giving the Colonials the 1-0 lead. Following the goal, KSC would be under attack, fighting for the next goal.
Keene State would get plenty of chances in the offensive zone and close to goal in the second half. KSC's Sarah Carron broke the ice for the Owls in the 60th minute of the contest when she received a pass from Victoria Reynolds and sent a shot inside the left post and into the net tying the game for the Owls. Keene State would use that momentum and continue to put the pressure on, but Western Connecticut's GK Karly Martin remained strong throughout the contest.
Western Connecticut would add a second goal in the 78th minute of the game when the Colonials were awarded a corner kick. Western Connecticut would send the ball into the air and the ball would bounce around inside the box and eventually find the backside of Osheonna Israel and trickle over the line, resulting in a 2-1 lead for the Colonials.
KSC would attempt to put more shots up on the keeper Martin but she was too strong for the Owls to get past. Keene State would drop the decision 2-1 for the fourth consecutive contest this season.
Inside the Box:
- Keene State out shot their opponent 22-17, with double digit shots in each half. Keene State managed ten shots in the first half, and twelve in the second half.
- Both Abbie Terrinca and Shelby Offord saw time in the cage for the Owls this afternoon. Terrinca made four saves in the first half, and Offord came up with five saves in the second half.
- Junior Sarah Carron picks up her first goal of the season after scoring three last season.
- Keene State remains home and will host Framingham State in non-conference action on Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm.
- Western Connecticut State will travel to Worcester State on Tuesday, October 8th for a 7:00 kick off.