Women's Soccer Shuts Out UMass Dartmouth on Senior Day; Extends Perfect Record at Home

KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State women's soccer program celebrated senior day for the class of 2017 with another dominating performance at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon, as the Owls defeated UMass Dartmouth, 4-0, in Little East Conference (LEC) action. With the win, the Owls extended their perfect record at home in the 2016 season to eight games.  

Records 

  • Keene State: 12-5-0, 5-1-0 LEC 
  • UMass Dartmouth: 5-10-2, 2-4-0 LEC 

Up Next 

  • Keene State will finish off a three home game series with their final non-conference and regular season home contest against Westfield State on Wednesday, October 26th at 5 p.m.
  • UMass Dartmouth will host Worcester State in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Quotable

  • "I think we did enough in the first half, we dominated, we were controlling the game, we worked really, really hard and the second half not as much, but we got a lot of players in. We entered every single player in, except for the goal keepers, so today was a team effort and its their special day. I wanted it to be special for them by having everybody participate in the game." -- Head Coach Denise Lyons
  • "I think we did great and we played together as a team. I couldn't have asked for a better way to end my last Saturday regular home season game so it was a team effort today. -- Senior Brittany Tolla
  • "Before the game started, we said we wanted to come out there and put it away quickly, getting everyone on the field. Today was all about playing with heart and I think we did that." -- Senior Sierra Trzepacz
  • "It was a great day. It's not the best weather, but I think we made the best of it and had a great time. Everybody that got out there had fun and we put the ball in the back of the net." -- Senior Danielle Warhall 

Tale of the Tape

  • Before the game, Keene State seniors Brittany Tolla, Sierra Trzepacz, and Danielle Warhall were honored for their for their contributions to the women's soccer program. The class of 2017 combined for a record of 54-36-7 and 19-7-1 in LEC play, advancing to the LEC championship game three straight years and earning two LEC tournament titles, with three NCAA tournament appearances. 
  • Keene State outshot UMass Dartmouth 19-8 throughout the contest, but the Corsairs held a slight edge over the Owls in corner kicks, 2-1. 
  • Between the pipes, Warhall earned her fifth shutout of the season with five saves for the Owls, while Madison Boucher collected five saves in the second stanza for the Corsairs.
  • Katie Silegy and Taylor Farland are now tied with a team-leading nine goals apiece.  

First Half Hightlights 

  • Both teams searched to gain control of play in the opening minutes, as the rainy weather proved to cause a disturbance, but the Owls got on the board in the 20th minute, as Kali Santino collected a ball on the left side and sent a pass back to Farland, who fired off a quick shot just outside the box into the low, right corner, putting the Owls up one. 
  • UMass Dartmouth earned its best opportunity of the half a few minutes later, when the Corsairs earned a free kick a few feet outside of the box, but the shot went wide of the goal.
  • In the 30th minute, Chloe Loos sent a long ball from behind the halfway line into the offensive third, where Silegy gained control of the ball and chipped the ball over Field and into the rightside of the net. 
  • Only a few minutes later, Farland aimed a shot on frame that was deflected into the net by a Corsairs defender, extending the Owls lead to three. 
  • Quinn Dorogi netted her second career goal in the 42nd minute, when she found space in the offensive third and sent the ball sailing into the back of the net from 25 yards out, as the Owls went into halftime up 4-0 over the Corsairs. 

Second Half Highlights 

  • UMass Dartmouth attempted to get on the board early in the second half, as Jennifer Woehl placed two shots on net in the 52nd and 54th minute marks, but Warhall showed her dominace and stopped both attempts.  
  • Two shots tested Corsairs goalkeeper Boucher in the 56th and 57th minutes, but both Trzepacz and Morgan Kathan's shots were picked up. 
  • Trzepacz and Keene State continued to test Boucher in the remaining minutes, but neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net during the second half, as the Owls tabbed the shutout.