BOSTON, Mass.- The Keene State Owls women's soccer team could not get the ball rolling on Saturday as the Beacons of UMass Boston defeated the Owls 2-0 from James Cotter Field Saturday afternoon.
- Keene State: 8-8-0 (4-3-0 LEC)
- UMass Boston: 16-2-0 (7-0-0 LEC)
How it Happened:
The Owls were unable to get any momentum in the first half, as UMass Boston came out of the gates firing shots away on starting GK Abbie Terrinca. Terrinca had be on her toes throughout the first half, with multiple shots being taken by the Beacons. The Beacons would pick their first goal of the game in the 20th minute when Isa Andrade would pick up her third goal of the season with an assist from Cal Pitts.
The Beacons would tally another goal just three minutes later as Jackie Turner would score her first goal of the season giving the Beacons the 1-0 lead on an assist from Mary Jo Murphy. Offense was hard to come by in the first half for KSC as they were only able to muster one shot in the first half off the foot of Jordyn Abasciano, but it went wide of the post. The Beacons would take the 2-0 lead into halftime after outshooting KSC 25-1.
Keene State's offense would pick up in the second half when they were able to come up with six total shots, with three on goal. UMass Boston's GK Maria Spylios came away with all three saves in the second half. The Owls would use their two goaltenders in the contest as Shelby Offord would take over in the second half. Offord would come up with the only save she would have to make in the second half off a shot from Kaylee Haynes. Keene State was unable to find the back of the net, ending their five-game winning streak.
Inside the Box:
- KSC's offense was hard to find as they were only able to come up with seven total shots in the contest, after being outshot 38-7. This is only the third time all season the Owls have been outshot in a game.
- Keene State's Abbie Terrinca came away with nine saves in the first 45 minutes of play. For Terrinca that is the most saves she has had all season. Shelby Offord came up with the one save on UMass Boston's one shot on goal in the second half.
- UMass Boston took six corner kicks in the game, compared to the one for the Owls. UMB split their corner kicks with three in the first half and three in the second half.
- Keene's Patricia Norton, Alyssa Wilcox, and Caitlin Klose came away with two shots each in the contest, with Norton and Wilcox having the only three shots on goal.
- Keene State will play their final non-conference game of the season when they host Sage College from Dr. Ron Butcher Field on Tuesday, October 29. Kick-off will start at 6:00 pm.
- UMass Boston remains at home to take on Bridgewater State University on Tuesday, October 29 for a 7:00 pm start time.