KEENE, N.H. – Emma Dennison scored twice as the University of Southern Maine defeated Keene State College 3-0 in Little East Conference women's soccer action on Wednesday, October 10th at Owl Stadium.
- Keene State: 3-8-1, 0-4-1 LEC
- Southern Maine: 10-3, 3-2 LEC
How It Happened
Southern Maine came to play and it showed in the opening moments of the game, peppering Abbie Terrinca in the Keene State cage with seven shots before the Owls got one off at 10:49 into the contest. Terrinca remained to stifle the Huskies forwards, as she made seven stops before USM broke through. Dennison found the back of the net, as Alexandria Allain sent a through ball from midfield, splitting the Owls' back lines and finding Dennison as she slipped one to the low right side.
Adela Kalilwa nearly struck in the 62nd minute. The junior forward found a way past the Keene back line and had a
one-on-one with Terrinca. The KSC keeper made the first stop, but could not control the rebound, Kalilwa fired again but a diving attempt by Nicole De Almeida saved a goal. Emma Dennison nearly had her second, but Terrinca made a diving stop.
Southern Maine would keep the pressure on the Keene State defense, but would not expand their lead until the 80th minute. Dennison struck again as she fired the rebound of Adela Kalilwa's shot into the top corner from 25 yards out.
The Huskies would add one more goal before the night was over, as Ciera Berthiaume picked up her ninth goal of the season, with the assist going to Allain.
Outside the Box
- Abbie Terrinca set a career in saves; the sophomore registered 16 stops for the Owls.
- Taylor Canastra stopped both shots that she saw for the Huskies to pitch her 10th career shutout.
- Southern Maine outshot Keene State 30-7 and had the lone corner kick of the match.
- The Huskies pick up their second win ever over the Owls, but KSC leads the all-time series 20-2-1.
- Keene State hits the road on Saturday, October 13th, as the Owls take on Western Connecticut at 1 p.m.
- Southern Maine returns home on Saturday, as they play host to UMass Dartmouth, starting at 12 p.m.