Strong Offense Fuels Women's Soccer Past Worcester State, Owls Stay Golden at Home

Strong Offense Fuels Women's Soccer Past Worcester State, Owls Stay Golden at Home

KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State women's soccer team extended its 2016 unbeaten record at home to five, as the Owls defeated Worcester State, 5-2, in a non-conference contest on Wednesday at Owl Athletic Complex. 

Record 

  • Keene State: 8-3, 3-0 LEC
  • Worcester State: 4-6, 3-0 MASCAC

Up Next 

  • Keene State aims to win its fourth-straight Little East Conference (LEC) victory, as the Owls travel to Eastern Connecticut State at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th. 
  • Worcester State returns home to take on MCLA, aiming to earn the Lancers' fourth consecutive conference win at 5 p.m. on Saturday. 

Tale of the Tape 

  • The all-time series of 16-2-2, with the Owls holding more wins over the Lancers, began in 1999. 
  • Keene State, the LEC's leading goal-scoring team, perserved their offensive dominance tonight, as the Owls outshot the Lancers 27-8. 
  • Keene State held a slight 4-2 advantage in corner kicks over Worcester State. 
  • The Owls' goalkeeper Danielle Warhall collected one save over the 90 minutes, while the Lancers' goalkeeper Vanessa O'Donnel made eight saves and Tori Trifone picked up one. 

First Half Highlights 

  • The Owls came out blazing, producing multiple goal scoring opportunities, before finally getting on the board first in the 7th minute, after an effort from Sierra Trzepacz hit the right post and rebounded, where Julie Pearson found the ball after some bobble in the box and fired a shot into the back of the net. 
  • Keene State was quick to strike again, as Brittany Tolla dribbled from the Lancers' endline to the top of the box and found the head of Taylor Farland, putting the Owls up 2-0. 
  • Keene State tallied its third goal within the first 10 minutes of the game, when impressive dribbling by Trzepacz produced a pass to Farland, who collected the ball and placed her second goal of the night past O'Donnel in the ninth minute. 
  • Worcester State would get one back in the 25th minute, after Cate Farmer fed a through ball to Ashleigh Howland, who raced to a one-on-one with an approaching Warhall, but was quick to hit the ball into the low, left corner, to shift the score to 3-1, Keene State. 

Second Half Highlights 

  • The Owls found their way into the offensive third early in the second half, as Katie Silegy raced past the Lancers' defenders and knocked the shot into the low, left corner in the 46th minute. 
  • After multiple Keene State goal-scoring opportunites, Brittany Tolla capitalized on a pass from Katie Silegy in the 71st minute, placing the shot into the right-side netting, as it sailed past O'Donnel. 
  • The final tally of the match came less than a minute later, as Howland earned her second goal of the game off a pass from Tsara LeBlanc. Howland collected LeBlanc's pass within the right side of the box and fired a cross shot into the left-side netting.