2018 Women's Soccer Schedule: A Closer Look

2018 Women's Soccer Schedule: A Closer Look

KEENE, N.H.--Veteran Keene State College women's soccer coach Denise Lyons '90 has announced the 2018 schedule for the Owls.   KSC will be at home nine times and on the road nine times, seeking their first LEC Championship since 2014.

 

September

The season opens on September 1 at home with a game against Western New England University, followed by a home contest against Colby-Sawyer on September 4.  The Owls depart for the next four games on the road, heading to Lasell (September 6), Tufts (September 9), Framingham State (September 12), and the Little East Conference opener at Eastern Connecticut State on September 15.

Keene State returns home to face Westfield State on September 19, before returning to the road, traveling to UMass Dartmouth on September 26, and the month closes out with a home contest against Rhode Island College on September 29. 

October 

The month begins with a home date against Worcester State on October 2, beginning a stretch of three games in six days that includes a road game to Salve Regina (October 4) and Plymouth State (October 6).  KSC is back at Owl Athletic Complex to host Southern Maine on October 10 and then is back on the road at three-time defending conference tournament champion Western Connecticut State on October 13.

Keene State ends the season with three of the final four games at home, including a non-conference game at Bridgewater State (October 17) and the first ever LEC matchup against Castleton on October 20.  The Owls will head out on the road one last time in the regular season, visiting Endicott on October 23, and the regular season finale ends the season on October 27 against UMass Boston. 

Postseason

As always, the top six teams will qualify for the LEC tournament, but there is a change in the tournament format this year.   The top two seeds will receive a bye, and the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will host quarterfinals on Tuesday, October 30.  The winning teams in the quarterfinals will join the top two seeds in the semifinals, hosted at the highest seed on November 2.   The semifinal winners will play for the championship the next day at the site of the tournament's top seed. 

  

Date Opponent All-Time Record Last Meeting Recap/Box Score
9/1/2018 Western New Eng. 14-0 November 10, 2010
 Keene State 3, Western New Eng. 1
Recap | Box Score
9/4/2018 Colby-Sawyer 5-2-1 September 9, 2017
Colby-Sawyer 3, Keene State 2
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9/6/2018 Lasell 3-2 September 7, 2017
Keene State 3, Lasell 1
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9/9/2018 Tufts 3-6-1 September 14, 2011
Tufts 2, Keene State 0 
Recap | Box Score
9/12/2018 Framingham State 16-4 September 12, 2017
Keene State 7, Framingham State 0
Recap | Box Score
9/15/2018 Eastern Conn. State 16-14-2 October 14, 2017
Eastern Conn. State 1, Keene State 0
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9/19/2018 Westfield State 18-5-1 September 20, 2017
Keene State 1, Westfield State 0
Recap | Box Score
9/26/2018 UMass Dartmouth 27-3-1 October 31, 2017
Keene State 4, UMass Dartmouth 2
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9/29/2018 Rhode Island Col. 21-2-1 October 21, 2017
Keene State 7, Rhode Island College 2
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10/2/2018 Worcester State 16-3-2 October 3, 2017
Worcester State 1, Keene State 0
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10/4/2018 Salve Regina 3-0 October 5, 2017
Keene State 4, Salve Regina 0
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10/6/2018 Plymouth State 30-6-3 October 7, 2017
Keene State 5, Plymouth State 2
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10/10/2018 Southern Maine 20-1-1 September 30, 2017
Keene State 7, Southern Maine 0
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10/13/2018 Western Conn. State 12-17-6 November 2, 2017
Western Conn. State 2, Keene State 1
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10/17/2018 Bridgewater State 18-1-1 October 18, 2017
Bridgewater State 2, Keene State 0
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10/20/2018 Castleton 4-0-1 October 25, 2017
Keene State 1, Castleton 1 (2OT)
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10/23/2018 Endicott 9-3 September 2, 2017
Keene State 3, Endicott 2 (2OT)
Recap | Box Score
10/27/2018 UMass Boston 17-3-2 September 16, 2017
Keene State 1, UMass Boston 0
Recap | Box Score