KEENE, N.H. - Led by Taylor Farland's first career hat-trick, the Keene State women's soccer program registered their second-consecutive win after defeating Johnson & Wales (RI), 5-1, in non-conference action on Wednesday evening at the Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 5-2, 1-0 LEC
- Johnson & Wales: 5-2-1, 1-0-1 GNAC
- Keene State will head to Southern Maine for their second Little East Conference tilt on Saturday, September 24th at 1 p.m.
- Johnson & Wales return home for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference match with Emmanuel (Mass.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Tale of the Tape
- This was the seventh meeting between Keene State and Johnson & Wales. The Owls now lead the series of 6-1 all-time against the Wildcats.
- Keene State outshot Johnson & Wales by a commanding margin of 24-8, and held a slight advantage of 6-3 on corner kicks.
- Colleen Lynch registered five stops on the game, while Danielle Warhall collected one in each half.
First Half Highlights
- The Owls started the game off aggressively with multiple scoring opportunities, but ultimately got on the board in the 11th minute, after a run up the left side from Brittany Tolla and a shot in the box forced an own goal from the Wildcats, to put Keene State up one.
- In the 16th minute, Chloe Loos controlled a ball around the halfway line and sent a pass up to Taylor Farland, who dribbled past a few defenders before placing the shot high into the right corner.
- Farland's second goal of the night game about two minutes later, as she collected a fed from Katie Silegy and placed the shot between the goal and the right hand post to lead the Owls into halftime up 3-0.
Second Half Highlights
- The Owls were dominate offensively in the second half, but it was the Wildcats who struck first, as Taylor Hopkins picked up a pass from Sara Kate Matthews, dribbled in the box, then shot the ball into the left side of the netting.
- Farland completed her hat-trick in the 86th minute, after a free kick was awarded to the Keene State. Farland's shot sailed over the hands of Emily DeMelo and was placed just below the cross bar.
- In the remaining minute of the game, Sierra Trzepacz dribbed past multiple defenders at the top of the box and found the feet of Silegy, who then placed the ball into the back of the net for the final tally of the game.