KEENE N.H.- The Keene State Owls women's soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak, in a big way, dominating the Framingham State Rams by a score of 8-0 from Dr. Ron Butcher Field on Wednesday evening.
- Keene State: 4-7-0
- Framingham State: 2-8-1
How it Happened:
The Keene State Owls got the game going quickly, and never looked back. Keene's Kaliana Palhof scored her team leading fifth goal of the season when she received a pass from Sarah Carron inside the box. Palhof was able to settle the ball and tuck the ball away into the bottom left corner of the net, giving the Owls a quick 1-0 lead just eight minutes into the contest. Sarah Carron would come away with two more points on the evening, picking up her second goal of the season on some brilliant passing from the KSC offense. Patricia Norton found Amanda Marshall streaking down the left side of the field, which then saw Marshall cut inside the box, forcing starting GK for the Rams Madison Brown out of her net. Marshall then saw an open Sarah Carron in front of the net, dished the ball to her and Carron tallied into the open net.
KSC would continue to dominate play in the first half picking up two goals in less than five minutes, starting in the 29th minute. Amanda Marshall took a shot that goalie Madison Brown was able to save but the rebound fell right to Victoria Reynolds who then was able to pot the ball into the net to give the Owls the 3-0 lead. Less than five minutes later, Patricia Norton came away with her third goal of the season when she took a pass from Jordyn Abasciano, and took an original shot that was blocked, then getting a second attempt at the ball just inside the box which resulted in a 4-0 lead for the Owls.
Keene State added one final goal in the first half when Jordyn Abasciano collected a rebound off a shot from Rachel Braun that GK Madison Brown initially had a hold of that then trickled behind the GK and Abasciano was all over the rebound and put it home for a 5-0 Owls lead. In all, Keene State came away with 17 shots total in the first half forcing Madison Brown to come up with five saves in the half. Framingham's offense was silenced, picking up just two total shots, both on goal. GK Shelby Offord got the start for the Owls collecting two saves in 45 minutes of action.
The second half was much like the first, with Keene State dominating much of the play. The Owls GK Abbie Terrinca saw the next 12 minutes of goal before being replaced by Rebecca Koziara for the remaining 33 minutes. The Owls went with a different lineup than usual in the second half, giving the chance at career firsts for KSC. Keene's Mandi Dovas picked up the first goal of her career in the contest when she picked up a pass from Rebecca Freitas and was able to circle around the GK and score. Freitas picked up her first career point for the Owls on the play, as Dovas picks up goal number one on the evening.
Dovas wasn't done there, as just less than four minutes later she found herself back on the scoresheet with her second goal of the contest. Dovas weaved her way by defenders from Framingham State and circled past the GK Madison Brown and scored into the open goal for her second career goal. The Owls would take a commanding 7-0 lead after the two goals by Dovas.
KSC would add their 8th and final tally of the evening when Ashley Bates put up her second goal of the season, assisted by Marianna Panakis who picks up her first point at an Owl. The Rams attack came out strong to close the match, but tremendous goaltending by Rebecca Koziara claimed the victory for KSC. Koziara came away with six total saves in the 33 minutes of work. GK Madison Brown punched away nine saves for the Rams.
Inside the Box:
- Keene State saw goals from seven different players on the evening, including Mandi Dovas, who picked up her first career goal in the 52nd minute of the contest. Rebecca Freitas and Marianna Panakis also picked up their first point as an Owl with assists in the game.
- KSC used three keepers in the match, with Shelby Offord seeing the first 45 minutes, and Abbie Terrinca and Rebecca Koziara splitting the final 45.
- In total, Keene State doubled up Framingham State in shots putting together 26 shots in the game, with Framingham State coming away with just 13.
- Framingham State outshot KSC in the second half, putting up 11 to Keene's nine.
- GK Madison Brown stopped nine shots for the Rams in the losing effort. Keene State combined for eight saves between their three keepers.
- Keene State will play their final game of the four-game home stand on Saturday, October 12 when they dive back into conference play by hosting Eastern Connecticut State University for a kick of scheduled at 1:00 pm.
- Framingham State finishes up their four-game road trip with a MASCAC game against Westfield State on Saturday, October 12. The game is set for 4:00 pm.