KSC Men Soccer Rolls Over Babson 4-1

'KEENE, N.H. 10/7/03 - Keene State College got goals from four different players on the way to posting a 4-1 non-conference men's soccer victory over Babson College at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday.


Keene State improves to 7-4-1 while Babson goes to 5-5-2.


KSC missed an opportunity to score in the opening minutes when Babson goalie Tom Anderson (Naperville, Ill.) got his hand on a drive by Joey Amaio (Wethersfield, Conn.) who came in on a two-on-one break with Jason Lombardo (Woburn, Mass.)


Babson scored the first goal of the game, a header by Shaun Dowell (Vienna, Va.)  on a cross from Matt Kersker (Beverly, Mass.), but Keene State answered with the next four goals of the contest.


Casey Banks (Westborough, Mass.) tied the game 1-1 at the 29:45 mark when he knocked in John Harke's (Leeds, Mass.) centering pass for his seventh goal of the season.  With six minutes to play in the half, Lombardo put KSC up 2-1. The junior forward got his foot on Steve Curry's (Lyme, Conn.) free kick into the box and directed the ball into the net for his sixth goal of the season.


KSC added to its lead in the second half.  John Cortese (Wilbraham, Mass.) put in Luke Trill's (Northfield, Mass.) drive into the box to make it 3-1 and Jimmy Hogan's (Holderness, N.H.) header increased the lead to 4-1.


Brandon Beck (Johnstown, N.Y.) had three saves for KSC while Anderson finished with five saves for the Beavers.


The Owls hosts rival Plymouth State University on Saturday (1 p.m.).