KEENE, N.H. - Freshman Gabby Smith recorded a career-high four points for the Keene State women's lacrosse program, but the Owls were eventually upended by Wheaton, 11-6, on Saturday afternoon at the Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 0-7, 0-0 LEC
- Wheaton (Mass.): 3-3, 0-0 NEWMAC
How It Happened
It was a quick start to the game, as each team tallied one goal in the first two minutes of the contest. Giovanna Bishop found the back of the net first for Wheaton with 28:37 on the clock, before Smith responded by beating multiple defenders to notch her first goal of the game just twenty seconds later to bring the Owls even at one. Smith followed that performance by sending two feeds to senior Kelly Chadnick for back-to-back goals, giving Keene State a 3-1 advantage, before Molly Covarrubias finished a free position shot to stop the Owls' offensive burst and cut Wheaton's defecit to one. With 13:57 remaining in the first half, Smith netted a goal to regain a two-point Keene State edge, before Wheaton capped off the half by scoring the final three goals to lead 5-4 at the break.
The Lyons fired off offensively to begin the second stanza, scoring five unanswered goals to extend their lead to six, before senior Taylor Graf converted a free position shot to come within five with 2:55 to go. Angela Mallis answered by capitalizing on a free position shot for Wheaton, before Tess Masci found the back of the net with just over a minute remaining for the final tally of the contest.
Inside the Crease
- Senior Alison Argiro recorded three stops in 46:32 minutes, while sophomore Anna O'Brien followed with two saves in 13:26.
- Molly Witten picked up the win for the Lyons with two saves in 46:27 minutes of action, as Galicia Rothe started between the pipes
- Senior Amanda Makar and junior Tori Weinstock each tallied a team-high three ground balls, while Makar caused a game-high four turnovers and Weinstock registered three draw balls.
- The two teams have only met twice all-time with Wheaton winning both matchups.
- The Owls will play their third consecutive game at home when Keene State hosts Westfield State on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.
- The Lyons will have a quick turn around, as Wheaton will travel to Trinity tomorrow, March 26th, for a 3:00 p.m. start.