Lombardo leads Owls Over WNEC 5-2

'KEENE, N.H. 10/21/03 - Jason Lombardo (Woburn, Mass.) had two goals, his fifth and sixth goals in the last two games, to lead the Keene State College men's soccer team to a 5-2 non-conference victory over Western New England College at Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday.


Winners of three straight, KSC improves to 10-5-1. WNEC, which was shooting for the program's 300th victory, falls to 4-8-3.


The Owls scored the first four goals of the game. Lombardo gave KSC a 1-0  a the 19:58 mark.  The junior forward beat WNEC goalie Jay Martyn (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) to the ball and fired it into the far corner. John Harke (Leeds, Mass.) extended the Owls lead to 2-0 when he put Luke Trills's cross into the far corner of the net. Lombardo gave KSC a  3-0 at half-time lead with a bullet from 30-yards out.

Casey Banks (Westborough, Mass.) got his eighth of the season on a rebound to make it 4-0 early in the second half.


The Golden Bears came back with two second half goals.  Kwame Ofosu (Worcester, Mass) scored on Scott Bullis' (Barre, Vt.) corner kick to make it 4-1 and Pat Danby (Cheshire Conn.) deflected a pass from Kyle Lindsay (Cumberland, R.I.) to close the gap to 4-2. 


Fransicso Vasconcelos scored his first goal of the season to give KSC a 5-2 lead late in the game.


Brandon Beck (Johnstown, N.Y.) had one save.  Martyn had seven saves and Kevin Koch (Cester, N.Y.) didn't have a save in 19 minutes of action in the second half for WNEC.


KSC is at R.I. College for a Little East game on Saturday (1 p.m.).