GORHAM, Maine--Jensyn Dandeneau picked up her third hat-trick of the season as the Keene State College field hockey team strolled to a 5-0 win over the University of Southern Maine at Hannaford Field in Little East Conference action on Tuesday afternoon.
- Keene State: 9-5, 8-1 LEC
- Southern Maine: 4-10, 3-5 LEC
How it Happened
Trailing the Owls 9-1 in shots in the opening half, Southern Maine trailed KSC by just one goal at halftime thanks in part to the outstanding efforts of Husky freshman goalkeeper McKenzie Cormier. Cormier made six saves in the opening half to keep her team in the game.
KSC came out firing in the second half and quickly ballooned its lead to 3-0 with goals in the 42nd and 47th minute. Senior Kendal Brown rocketed in a shot to the far post on one of the Owls' 10 penalty corners in the game.
Five minutes later, Dandeneau scored the first of her three goals. Dandeneau made in 4-0 in the 54th minute redirecting a pass from freshman Nina Bruno. Dandeneau completed the hat trick in the 66th minute on an unassisted strike for the 5-0 final.
KSC finished the game with an 18-4 lead in shots, and a 10-4 lead in penalty corners. USM's Cormier made nine saves in the loss. KSC starter freshman Rachel Loseby made two saves to earn the win, playing 61:36. Classmate Paige Noble finished the final 8:24, and did not record a save.
- Dandeneau, who was kept off the scoresheet in the Owls' last two contests, notched a hat-trick for the third time this season, having also done so against Salem State and Westfield State earlier this year.
- The game was a rematch of the 2016 LEC Championship game, which was also won by Keene State with a score of 5-0.
- Keene State improved to 5-3 away from home.
- Keene State returns home after three games on the road to host Castleton University on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- The Huskies are also in action on Thursday, hosting Fitchburg State in an LEC game that was postponed from September 6.
(Parts of this story courtesy Southern Maine sports information)