Men's Soccer Blanks Rivier, 2-0

Men's Soccer Blanks Rivier, 2-0

KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College men's soccer team shuts out Rivier University 2-0 with offensive pressure in non-conference action on Tuesday evening.


  • Keene State: 2-1-0 
  • Rivier University: 0-2-0

How It Happened 

Keene State flexed some off their offensive skill sets from the get-go, as they outshot the Raiders 9-3 and held a 5-0 advantage on corner kicks.

The Owls would eventually break through in the second half as Isaiah Lovering capitalized on a Connor Downey corner kick. Lovering was able to connect on the Downey service with his head, and driving the ball in the bottom corner. Lovering would extend the Keene State lead at the 81:15 marker. The sophomore was taken down in the box by Rivier senior midfield Sam Holdsworth, resulting in a penalty kick. Lovering was able to beat the Raider keeper with a line drive to the near post. 

Inside the Box 

  • Keene State finished with a 30-3 advantage in shot, while also having a 14-0 margin on corner kicks. 
  • In goal, Anthony Pasciuto just needed to record one save to pick up his first collegiate shutout, while his counterpart Collin Deyarmin picked up eight stops for the Raiders. 
  • Keene State remains unbeaten in three matchups against Rivier

Up Next 

  • Keene State continues their two-game homestand as they play host to Wheaton (Mass.) on Saturday, September 8th beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Rivier University will look to right the ship as they start conference action as they travel to take on Suffolk on Saturday, September 8th at 12 p.m.