Abasciano Nets Hat-Trick, Including GWG in OT, Lifting Owls over Panthers 3-2

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- The Keene State Owls Women's Soccer team saw production from forward Jordyn Abasciano, who net all three goals, including the game winner in overtime, giving the Owls the 3-2 victory over the Plymouth State University Panthers 3-2 Wednesday evening. 

Records:

  • Keene State: 6-7-0 (3-2-0 LEC)
  • Plymouth State: 6-7-0 (3-2-0 LEC)

How it Happened:

Keene State found themselves down early in the contest, as in the fifth minute Sarah Hicks picked up the first goal of the game for Plymouth State. It was Mallory Lloyd who dribbled down the left wing, then was able to cut inside and send a pass to Hicks who sent the ball up and over the head of GK Abbie Terrinca, giving the Panthers the 1-0 lead. Following the goal from the Panthers, Keene State would have a couple of chances at goal, but netminder for the Panthers Cat Robbins came out to contest the KSC attack.

Plymouth State nearly made the game 2-0 in the late goings of the first half Mallory Lloyd took a free kick from just outside the box and picked the top right corner of the net, but a terrific save by Abbie Terrinca nullified the chance for the Panthers. The teams would head to the locker rooms after 45 minutes of play with PSU leading 1-0.

Keene State would quickly find their offense in the second half, as just four minutes into the half, Jordyn Abasciano would pick up her first goal of the evening when she was able to pounce on a loose ball off her initial shot in front of the net. KSC would tie the game at one. Just seven minutes later, it was once again Abasciano picking up a goal for the Owls giving them their first lead of the contest. Following a corner kick by Sarah Carron, Abasciano found the ball from just outside the box and struck a shot into the top left corner of the net, giving the Owls the 2-1 edge. 

The Panthers Mallory Lloyd would find herself on the scoresheet for the second time in the contest in the 67th minute when she was able to win a loose ball and head it into the net, tying the game at two. In the second half, KSC would shoot four time on the net, finding the back of the net twice. Plymouth State would have seven total shots in the second half, with three saves being collected by GK Shelby Offord, who replaced Terrinca after the first half of action.

Overtime was needed to produce a winner in the contest. Keene State would waste little time in the overtime frame to net the game winner. Jordyn Abasciano would pick up her first career hat trick with the Keene State Owls as she was able to score the GWG just 16 seconds into the overtime session. Abasciano was able to settle the ball at the top of the box off a pass from Amanda Marshall and rip a shot inside the far post, picking up the Owls second consecutive overtime winner. KSC improves to 3-2 in LEC play, as Plymouth State will drop to that same record. 

Inside the Box:

  • KSC's Jordyn Abasciano stole the show for the Owls, picking up her first multi goal game of the season. With her three goals in the contest, she now leads KSC with seven on the season. She now ranks fifth in goals in the LEC.
  • Keene State saw split action in goal on the evening, with Abbie Terrinca picking up the first 45 minutes of action stopping two out of three shots she faced. Shelby Offord came in relief stopping three out of four shots she faced. 
  • Plymouth State had the edge in shots, with the 11-8 advantage. PSU and KSC both had two corner kicks, one in each half. 
  • KSC improves to 31-7-3 all time against PSU. 

Up Next:

  • Keene State will be back home for an LEC matchup with the Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, October 19 with start time scheduled for 1:00 pm.
  • Plymouth State heads to Western Connecticut State University on the same date with a start time of 12:00 noon.