Deep Dive: 2019 Field Hockey Schedule

Deep Dive: 2019 Field Hockey Schedule

KEENE, N.H.--The 2019 Keene State College field hockey schedule is now online, boasting a chance to see the six-time defending Little East Conference tournament champion Owls at home 10 times this season.

Home Games

The Owls make their home debut against Lasell College on September 4, followed by a September 7 matchup against Springfield College.  The Owls will be away from home for the next two weeks, playing UMass Dartmouth on September 21 and the rematch of last season's LEC title game against Castleton University on September 25.

October sees the Owls play at home five times, including a matchup against Western Connecticut State on October 5, followed by a home date a week later against Bridgewater State on October 12.  Fitchburg State comes to Keene on October 15, after which comes matchups against Worcester State on October 23 and 2018 NCAA tournament participant Smith College on October 30.   The regular season ends on November 2 against Babson College.

Road Games

The season begins for Keene State on August 31 as they make the trip to Biddeford, Maine to face the University of New England.  Keene State heads to the Pioneer Valley section of Western Massachusetts twice in September, heading to Amherst College on September 11 and Westfield State on September 14.  A short trip to Colby-Sawyer College is slated for September 17, followed by a non-conference game at Trinity College (CT) on September 19 and end the month against Eastern Connecticut State on September 28.

KSC hits the road four times in October, beginning with a visit to Plymouth State on October 1, as well as LEC games against Salem State (October 9), Southern Maine (October 19), and Framingham State (October 26).

Postseason

As in previous years, the top eight teams will qualify.   This year, the tournament returns to a Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday format, with the highest seeds hosting each a game in each round of the quarterfinals and semifinals, with the highest remaining seed to host the final.   The quarterfinals are set for Tuesday, November 5, with the semifinals on Thursday, November 7, and the final on Saturday, November 9.

Opponent All-Time Series Last Keene State Win
University of New England  2-2 September 1, 2018
Keene State 2, Univ. of New England 1
Lasell 1-0  September 5, 2018
Keene State 2, Lasell 1 (OT)
Springfield 13-13  September 8, 2018
Keene State 5, Springfield 2
Amherst 2-8  October 10, 2002
Keene State 4, Amherst 1 
Westfield State 29-2  September 29, 2018
Keene State 5, Westfield State 1
Colby-Sawyer 3-0  September 12, 2018
Keene State 6, Colby-Sawyer 1
Trinity (CT) 8-20  September 22, 2010
Keene State 2, No. 11 Trinity 1 
UMass-Dartmouth 24-6  September 15, 2018
Keene State 8, UMass Dartmouth 1
Castleton 13-2  November 3, 2018
Keene State 2, Castleton 1
Eastern Conn. State 20-2  October 20, 2018
Keene State 5, Eastern Conn. State 3
Plymouth State 29-12-1  October 13, 2018
Keene State 3, Plymouth State 2 
KSC wins on penalty strokes, 2-1
Western Conn. State 15-0  September 25, 2018
Keene State 2, Western Conn. State 1 (2OT)
Salem State 30-2  September 22, 2018
Keene State 10, Salem State 2
Bridgewater State 27-4  October 9, 2018
Keene State 7, Bridgewater State 3
Fitchburg State 23-3  October 17, 2018
Keene State 3, Fitchburg State 0
Southern Maine 30-9  September 19, 2018
Keene State 2, Southern Maine 1
Worcester State 21-4  October 15, 2016
Keene State 2, Worcester State 0
Framingham State 19-2  October 6, 2018
Keene State 8, Framingham State 0
Smith 11-3  October 25, 2017
Keene State 3, Smith 0
Babson  1-0 November 13, 2002
Keene State 2, Babson 1