KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State women's soccer program extended their unbeaten streak to 6-0-0 at home for the 2016 season, after a 3-1 non-conference victory over Smith on Thursday evening at Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 9-5, 3-1 LEC
- Smith: 7-3-4, 1-2-2 NEWMAC
- Keene State heads to Rhode Island College for a Little East Conference (LEC) duel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 15th.
- Smith continues New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Saturday, as the Pioneers travel to MIT for a 1 p.m. matchup.
Tale of the Tape
- Keene State and Smith hold an all-time series, beginning in 1977, of 8-2, with the Owls holding the advantage over the Pioneers.
- With the win, three Owls (Taylor Farland, Morgan Kathan and Katie Silegy) share the top spot for team-leading six goals of the season and are tied for second in the LEC for goals scored.
- During the 90 minutes of play, Keene State held a dominate margin of 24-6 in shots over the Pioneers, while also holding a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.
- Keene State's goalkeeper Danielle Warhall picked up three saves, while Smith's goalkeeper Camryn Biasin earned a season-high eight saves in the loss.
First Half Highlights
- Keene State came out firing in the first minutes of the half, as the Owls held posession and got off four shots throughout the first six minutes.
- The middle of the half found both teams playing aggressive defense before Keene State was awarded a penalty kick after Brittany Tolla was fouled in the box during the 27th minute. Katie Silegy stepped up and put the ball into the right side of the net to put the Owls up, 1-0.
- The Pioneers aimed to fire back quickly in the 28th minute, as Jordan Isaacs sent a through ball to Emily Smith, as she went one-on-with Warhall, who ended the opportunity by making a diving save.
- With less than thirty seconds remaining in the first half, Innis Hitt brought the ball down the left side of the field and crossed the ball into the box. The serve passed multiple Smith jerseys, but Reilly Sullivan was there to finish the play with seven seconds remaining, to lead the two teams into the half at an even one apiece.
Second Half Highlights
- The Owls had a quality opportunity in the first two minutes as Morgan Kathan tucked a shot under the cross bar, but Biasin placed an outstretched hand to tip the ball over the cross bar, forcing a corner kick that was eventually cleared.
- After the opening minutes, neither team gained traction, until Keene State was awarded a free kick in the 54th minute. Farland sent a long ball into the box, which eventually found its way to the feet of Tori Laires next to the left post. Laires one-touched the ball to Sierra Trzepacz, who fired the ball into the back of the net.
- Shortly after, Isaacs collected the ball and raced down the field in an attempt to answer the Owls' goal, but the attempt forced a corner kick, that was cleared by Warhall.
- In the 63rd minute, Kathan capaitalized on a mistake from the Pioneers' backline, and added an insurance goal, placing the ball low in the net.