BRISTOL, R.I. - The Keene State women's lacrosse team battled through frigid temperatures on Sunday afternoon, falling short in a non-conference contest to Roger Williams, 11-8.
- Keene State: 0-2
- Roger Williams: 2-0
How It Happened
Senior Kelly Chadnick tallied three goals with two ground balls and caused two turnovers, while sophomore Chelsea Lewis and junior Taylor Farland chipped in two goals apiece. Junior Tori Weinstock added one goal, one assist, five draw controls, and five ground balls.
For the Hawks, Kaelin Hogan led the way with four goals and four asssists, while Emily Stoeppel added four goals and one assists, with three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers.
Keene State grabbed a quick 1-0 lead off a free-position goal from Lewis with 25:03 remaining in the first half, before Roger Williams responded by evening the score at one with a goal from Stoeppel for the beginning of a 5-0 run, as four consecutive goals from Hogan closed out the first half. The Owls produced multiple chances to score and held the Hawks scoreless for just over 13 minutes in the middle of the first, but Keene State could not find the back of the net, as the two teams went into the locker room with Roger Williams on top, 5-1.
The Owls opened up the second half with an early goal off the stick of Chadnick, but the Hawks extended their lead back to four just a minute later. Keene State answered by notching back-to-back goals from Chadnick and Lewis to cut their deficit to two, as RWU held a 6-4 advantage. The two teams alternated goals as time ticked down, giving Roger Williams a two-to-three goal cushion throughout the remainder of the game. Farland would bring the Owls as close as two with an unassisted goal with 5:25 on the clock to make the score 10-8, RWU, but a last tally from Stoeppel in the final two minutes of the game sealed the win for the home team.
Inside the Crease
- Roger Williams narrowly outshot Keene State, 24-22, but each team registered 16 shots on goal.
- The Owls' keeper Alison Argio stopped five shots in the loss, while the Hawks' goalie Kimberly Bold saved eight shots in the win.
- Keene State won 10 draw controls, just one less than Roger Williams.
- Today's game was postponed one day from Saturday, due to low temperatures.
- The Owls will welcome Amherst to the Owl Athletic Complex for their 2017 home opener on Wednesday, March 8th at 6 p.m.
- The Hawks will host MIT in a matchup on Wednesday at 4 p.m.