KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State women's lacrosse program dropped a 13-6 decision to Plymouth State in a crucial Little East Conference (LEC) matchup on Tuesday evening at the Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 5-10, 3-2 LEC
- Plymouth State: 9-2, 5-0 LEC
How It Happened
Junior Taylor Farland finished with three goals and one assist for the Owls, while junior Tori Weinstock added one goal and pulled down six draw controls. Freshman Gabby Smith also tallied one goal and one assist, as junior Tara Kilderry picked up three ground balls and caused four turnovers.
For the Panthers, Sam Sullivan tallied a game-high four goals, while Megan Tingley added three goals two helpers, four ground balls, six draw controls and caused five turnovers.
The Owls kicked off the game with two goals in the first three minutes from senior Kelly Chadnick and Farland, before the Panthers answered with three straight goals to grab a one-point lead with 19:09 to go in the first stanza. Keene State would get one back, as Farland connected with Weinstock, to tie it up at three with 15:04 on the clock, but Plymouth State would finish off the half with a five-goal spurt, including an unassisted goal from Caroline Vonachen with seven seconds remaining, as the Panthers went into the break holding a 8-3 advantage over the Owls.
The two teams traded goals to begin the half before Farland found the back of the net in the opening minutes of the frame to cut the Owls' deficit to four with 27:21 on the clock. Neither team could get one the board for almost 15 minutes, but Plymouth State broke the scoring drought with 12:26 to go in the stanza, as Kimmie Zuccaro fired off a goal to make it 10-5, Plymouth State. The Panthers carried the momentum with a three goal run, before the Owls were able to score one final goal with 5:01 on the clock, as Farland converted a free position shot, but time expired with the score in favor of the visitors.
Inside the Crease
- This is the first meeting in four games that the Owls have lost to the Panthers.
- Senior goalkeeper Alison Argiro started the game and made two saves in 26:53, before sophomore keeper Anna O'Brien finished the contest and registered three stops. The Panthers' keeper Meg Brault recorded 14 saves in all 60 minutes of action.
- Keene State held a 17-13 edge over Plymouth State in grounds balls and held a slight 11-10 advantage over the Panthers in draw controls.
- Keene State will travel to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, April 29th for their final regular season contest. The game will begin at 1:00 p.m.
- Plymouth State will welcome Eastern Connecticut State for a first-place matchup on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., as the Panthers will celebrate their Senior Day.