Keene State Rolls Past Southern Maine

Keene State Rolls Past Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine -- Junior Taylor Farland had a dominant all-around game leading the visiting Keene State College Owls to a 16-6 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies Saturday afternoon in Little East Conference action at Hannaford Field.


  • Keene State: 5-9, 3-1 LEC
  • Southern Maine: 7-6, 1-4 LEC

How It Happened 

Farland had a game-high six goals, passed out two assists, while senior Kelly Chadnick complemented Farland scoring five goals and senior Taylor Graf matched Farland with eight points coming on two goals and six assists.

Sam Campobasso, Lauren Lessard, and Aliza Jordan scored two goals apiece for the Huskies. Hala Van Nostrand and Mirian Wood split the goaltending chores for USM. Van Nostrand played the opening half surrendering nine goals and stopping three shots. Wood took over after halftime allowing seven goals and making two saves.

The Owls scored the first six goals to open a 6-0 lead less than 19 minutes into the game. Farland ignite the Owls' offense, and Chadnick and Graf each had two goals in the run.

Jordan finally got the Huskies on the board at the 10:54 mark before Chadnick and Farland found the net to push the KSC lead up to 8-1. Campobasso scored twice in a span of 55 seconds to give the Huskies some life, but Farland made it 9-3 before halftime.

After the break, Farland and Lessard twice traded goals to make it 11-5, but the Huskies would get not closer. The Owls put the game out of reach with a run of five straight goals to go ahead 16-5 with 11:28 to play.

Inside the Crease 

  • Senior goalie Alison Argiro made eight saves to earn her fourth win of the season.
  • Along with Farland's eight-point performance, the junior scooped up 11 ground balls, and added three draw controls and four caused turnovers to her line.
  • The Owls held a 25-18 shot advantage over the Huskies. 

Up Next 

  • Keene State will host in-state rival Plymouth State University on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) for a Little East Conference game.
  • Southern Maine will play a make-up game with Saint Joseph's College (Me.) on Monday (4:00 p.m.). 

Release Courtesy of Southern Maine Athletics.