Men's Soccer Tops Worcester State, 2-1

Junior Samuel Binogono scored the game-winning goal in a non-conference matchup over Worcester State. (Photo by Jake Paquin)
Junior Samuel Binogono scored the game-winning goal in a non-conference matchup over Worcester State. (Photo by Jake Paquin)

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Keene State men's soccer program scored a goal in each half to top Worcester State 2-1 on Wednesday evening in non-conference play at Coughlin Field.

Records 

  • Keene State: 6-3-2, 2-0-1 LEC 
  • Worcester State: 5-4-0, 2-1-0 MASCAC

How It Happened 

Keene State opened the scoring just 2:27 into the game, as senior William Salta collected a pass from senior Promise Kpee and ripped off a shot from 25 yards out over an outstretched Lancers' goaltender Jared Barrett for a 1-0 edge. The Owls continued to hold possession through the remainder of the first stanza, as efforts from the Keene State defense held Worcester State to only two shots. 

The Lancers evened the score at one at the 53:26 mark, when Obed Boaten sent a pass in the left corner to Bryan Brasil, from where Brasil then crossed the ball into the box. Boateng found a deflection off a defender and sliced the ball past Owls' senior goalkeeper Jason Smith. Keene State found the game-winning goal in the 66th minute, when sophomore Donovan Harris set up junior Samuel Binogono from the right side to push the Owls to a one-point lead. Keene State held onto the advantage as time expired, as the Owls did not allow Worcester State to get a shot off.

Inside the Box 

  • Keene State held a 12-6 advantage in shots over Worcester State, including putting seven of those shots on goal, while holding the Lancers to zero shots on target. 
  • In goal, Smith did not make a save for the Owls, while Barrett registered five stops for the Lancers. 
  • Keene State has defeated Worcester State in the past 10 meetings. 
  • Binogono's goal was his second game-winning goal in three games, having scored the winning goal against Southern Maine. 

Up Next 

  • Keene State heads home for a Little East Conference (LEC) battle with New Hampshire foe Plymouth State on Saturday, October 7th, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Worcester State will travel to Bridgewater State at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

(Portions of this release courtesy of Worcester State Athletics)