KEENE, N.H. - Goalie Rachel Loseby made a season-high 16 saves, but the Keene State College field hockey team could not muster much offense in a 3-0 loss to No. 18 Trinity College (Conn.) on Thursday evening at Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 6-1
- No. 18 Trinity (Conn.): 2-2
How It Happened
There was no scoring over the first 20 minutes of action despite Trinity carrying the play. Loseby was under fire nearly right away, stopping opportunities from Nicole Quinlan and Caelin Flaherty within the first two minutes. Courtney Jessup cleared a shot off the line just a few minutes later to keep the game scoreless. The Bantams continued to generate chances, but Loseby made four more stops between the 7:03 and 11:58 marks. The Owls then gained a little bit of traction, moving the ball into Trinity's half of the field, but it turned into a Bantams goal when they capitalized on a rush the other way. Caroline Curtin found Caroline Fisher as Trinity cracked the scoreboard in the 22nd minute. Loseby made four more stops late in the half to keep it a 1-0 game going into the break.
Keene State continued to struggle generating chances after halftime, and the Bantams began to pull away, as they got a tally from Jordan Ragland just over four minutes into the second half. Loseby continued to do all she could, denying a pair of Bantam shots in a seven-second span in the 42nd minute. Leading 2-0, Trinity put the game away with Kendall Brown's goal at the 57:02 mark.
- The 16 saves for Loseby were one off a career-high of 17 set last year against the same Bantams.
- The last win for the Owls in the all-time series came in 2010. Trinity has won the last eight.
- Keene State saw their six-game winning streak snapped.
- Keene State hosts Salem State University in Little East Conference action on Saturday, September 22 at 1:30 pm.
- Trinity will take on NESCAC foe Colby College in their home opener on the same day at 11:00 am.