KEENE, N.H.--During the summer of 2019, the Keene State College Department of Athletics and Recreation will review some of the top moments of the recently ended school year, celebrating the achievements of our student-athletes and teams.
At No. 9, we look back at the men's soccer team achieving the longest winning streak since 2001.
The Owls had started the season 3-3 - a season opening loss to Roger Williams was followed by wins over Colby-Sawyer and Rivier, but two more defeats to Wheaton (MA) and Tufts put them at the .500 mark heading into the Little East Conference opener.
But a streak was born out of the uneven start, one that would propel the Owls back to the LEC title game for the first time since 2015. KSC began the streak with a 1-0 win over Eastern Connecticut State, using an own goal just after halftime to remain unbeaten against the Warriors for the third consecutive year.
Next came a non-conference visit from RPI, where the Owls battled back from an early goal and got a game winner in the 87th minute from Samuel Binogono for a 2-1 win. Another late win was forthcoming as Keene State topped UMass Dartmouth with a goal in the 85th minute, before a 3-0 drubbing of Rhode Island College extended the streak to four.
The goals continued to pour, as KSC outscored opponents 10-2 over the next three games, with a 4-1 win over Worcester State, a 3-1 victory over Plymouth State, and a 3-0 triumph over Southern Maine.
Another 1-0 victory, the third of the streak, came over Western Connecticut State, and a 3-0 win over Lasell gave the Owls the longest win streak since the 2001 team won 13 in a row.