Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Overtime Decision to Eastern Connecticut State

Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Overtime Decision to Eastern Connecticut State

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - The Keene State women's soccer program fell in overtime to Eastern Connecticut State in a Little East Conference (LEC) match at Thomas Nevers Field on Saturday afternoon. 

Records 

  • Keene State: 8-4, 3-1 LEC
  • Eastern Connecticut State: 8-2-2, 3-0-1 LEC 

Up Next 

  • Keene State continues on the road and travels to Amherst for a non-conference tilt at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11th. 
  • Eastern Connecticut State travels to Trinity (Conn.) on Wednesday, October 12th for a 4 p.m. game. 

Tale of the Tape 

  • Although Keene State has three players in the top five (Taylor Farland, Brittany Tolla, and Morgan Kathan) for goal scoring in the LEC, the Owls were unable to find the back of the net. 
  • The Owls did not allow the Warrior's lead goal scorer Emily Becher to even put up one shot.
  • Keene State dominated in the offensive third, as the Owls held a 23-11 advantage in shots over the Warriors, and held a 8-5 margin in corner kicks. 
  • The Owls' goalkeeper Danielle Warhall made six stops, while the Warrior's goalkeeper Kayla Labrecque produced a career-high 14 saves, 

Game Highlights 

  • Farland's first opportunity to score came in the 22nd minute, as she fired a shot 25-yards out that was saved by an outstretched Labrecque. 
  • A quality effort and shot by Brittany Tolla in the 74th minute was saved on the goal line by the Warriors defense and was followed by a shot that hit the post in the 83rd minute from Farland, as the Owls were kept off the board and the two teams were forced into overtime.  
  • Kaley Pratt scored for the Warriors with 3:32 remaining in the first overtime period to lift Eastern Connecticut State above Keene State. The goal started with a throw-in from Becher that went into the box. Linnea Reich collected the ball and re-connected with Becher by the endline, who sent the ball back into the box, where Pratt one-touched it into the back of the net.