Owls Blast Colonials 5-0; Pick Up Third Straight Win

Ally McCall (4) scored her first two goals in a Keene State uniform in the Owls' 5-0 win over Western Conn. State.  (Photo by Jake Paquin)
Ally McCall (4) scored her first two goals in a Keene State uniform in the Owls' 5-0 win over Western Conn. State. (Photo by Jake Paquin)
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KEENE, N.H.--Sophomore Ally McCall scored twice, leading the Keene State College field hockey team to a 5-0 Little East Conference win over Western Connecticut State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.

Records

  • Keene State: 5-4, 4-1 LEC
  • Western Conn. State: 4-6, 3-2 LEC

How it Happened

McCall got the Owls on the board just 3:38 into the contest, controlling a corner from Nina Bruno and rattling a shot from the top of the circle past Colonial goalie Neve Manion.  Bruno got on the board with an unassisted goal at the 20:21 mark to make it a 2-0 game.  Morgan Matthews had Western's best chance with three minutes left before halftime, but KSC goalkeeper Rachel Loseby made the save.

Less than 10 minutes into the second half, the Owls were up three.  After being denied twice in rapid succession by Manion, Julia Babbit made sure the third time was the charm with her fourth goal of the season with 43:54 on the clock.  Two minutes later, McCall picked up her second of the game.  It was nearly a carbon copy of the first, as Bruno sent in a corner and McCall fired home from the top of the circle.   Jensyn Dandeneau wrapped up the scoring with her second goal in as many games in the 58th minute.

Rachel Loseby made her third straight start, playing 45:15 and making one save to secure the win.  Jordan LaRaus made two stops in the final 24:45.  Keene State held a 29-4 edge in shots and 9-2 advantage in penalty corners. Manion finished with 17 saves.

Penalty Strokes

  • It was the third shutout of the year for the Owls, and second in three games.
  • Bruno's two assists give her four for the season, tying her for the team lead.  She also tops the squad with seven goals.
  • Keene State improved to 14-0 all-time against Western Conn. State, shutting out WCSU for the eighth time in 14 meetings. 

Up Next

  • Keene State will stay at home for its next contest, hosting Salem State University at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.
  • The Colonials travel to in-state rival Eastern Connecticut State for a 4 p.m. start on the same day.