FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--Freshman Jensyn Dandeneau had two goals and two assists as the Keene State College field hockey team completed a perfect Little East Conference season with an 8-0 road win over Framingham State University on Saturday.
- Keene State: 16-3, 11-0 LEC
- Framingham State: 2-16, 1-10 LEC
- The Owls, who will have home field advantage throughout the Little East Conference tournament, close out the regular season with a trip to Smith College on October 26. The postseason begins when top seeded KSC hosts No. 8 seed Eastern Connecticut State University at 4 p.m. on October 29.
- The season comes to an end for the Rams, who lost their final 11 games.
Tale of the Tape
- Keene State remained perfect on the road this season, winning their ninth game away from Owl Athletic Complex.
- It was the fourth time this season Keene State had scored at least eight goals. The Owls also went through the LEC schedule without a loss for the third time in four years, and sixth time overall, having also accomplished the feat in 2003, 2006, 2011, 2013, and 2014.
- In addition to Dandeneau, Erica Stauffer scored twice, while Kayla Renaud, Brittney Cardente, and Nicole Tobin all found the cage once. Sami Smith had a pair of assists, and Mia Brickley also had an assist.
- Smith's two helpers gave her yet another KSC record, this time the single season points. Smith currently has 31 goals and 10 assists for 72 points, breaking Tanya Strong's record of 70 sent in 2003. Smith also reached the 200 point plateau in her career.
- Gwendolyn Thayer and Jordan LaRaus each played a half in net, and neither was asked to make a save. Courtney Jessup did record a defensive save for KSC, which outshot the Rams 25-3.
First Half Highlights
- The Owls were on the board just 5:06 into the game, as Renaud netted her fifth of the year with a long strike following a penalty corner. 1:12 later, the lead doubled as Smith set up Cardente for her sixth of the season.
- Smith was again the provider for Erica Stauffer to score her 15th of the year to make it 3-0 in the 17th minute.
- Keene State added two more quick fire goals before halftime, as Dandeneau got her first of the game in the 23rd minute, and Stauffer pushed in the rebound of Hannah Cook's shot two minutes later.
Second Half Highlights
- The Rams had the first shot of the second half when Bailey Donnelly's effort was blocked, but the Owls found the net three more times before the game ended and a freshman had a hand in every one of them.
- Dandeneau set up classmate Cook for her fourth goal of the year, in the 50th minute, then scored herself five minutes later, picking up a loose ball after a deflection.
- Nicole Tobin tacked on the final goal with 10 minutes to play with an assist from Dandeanu. Jessup preserved the shutout by clearing Heather Burdett's shot off the line in the 62nd minute.