PLYMOUTH, N.H.--Jensyn Dandeneau's first goal of the season gave the Keene State College field hockey team a 2-1 overtime victory over Little East Conference rival Plymouth State University at New Hampton School on Tuesday night.
- Keene State: 4-4, 3-1 LEC
- Plymouth State: 5-2, 3-1 LEC
How it Happened
The Panthers, who winners of five in a row and scorers of 13 goals in their last two games, were shut down by a KSC defense that allowed them seven total shots and two on cage.
It was Plymouth State who drew first blood, as Haley Wakefield popped in the rebound from Keeley Bartolini with 15 minutes gone in the second half. With less than 10 minutes to go, the Owls equalized, as Casi Smith netted her second of the season, also scoring on a rebound from Kayla Klein. Three days after winning with eight seconds left before overtime, the Owls did go to an extra period for the first time this season, but after just 3:19 had been played, Dandeaneau took a pass from Ally McCall and beat PSU goalie Alivia Bates to give the Owls their second straight win.
Chances were hard to come by in the first half, as Nina Bruno had a shot save in the sixth minute, while the Panthers Kaihley Rafferty shot wide in the 17th.
Rachel Loseby made her second consecutive start and made one stop for the Owls. Bates had four stops for the Panthers.
- Dandeneau became the sixth different player to register a goal for Keene State this season, joining Nina Bruno (6), Julia Babbitt (3), and Erica Chareth, Casi Smith, and Erica Stauffer (all with 2).
- The Owls beat the Panthers for the third straight time, including a victory in the semifinals of the 2016 Little East Conference tournament.
- Keene State played in overtime for the first time this season.
- Keene State returns home to begin a three game homestand, beginning with a visit from Western Connecticut State on Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 p.m.
- The Panthers are in action Friday, September 22, hosting Bridgewater State at 7 p.m.