Men's Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Castleton

Men's Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Castleton

CASTLETON, V.T. – Castleton University hands Keene State College men's soccer team their first loss in Little East Conference this season following a 2-1 decision, Saturday evening.  


  • Keene State: 11-4-0, 6-1-0 LEC
  • Castleton: 8-7-1, 3-3-1 LEC


How It Happened 

Keene State started the game on the attack, firing the first three shots of the game and not letting Castleton have a chance at goal until the 14th minute. The Owls find the back of the net in the 18th minute as Isaiah Lovering scored his third goal of the season. Samuel Binogono sent in the corner kick, but Lovering was able to put in the loose ball in the box. Keene State outshot Castleton 12-4 in the first half.

To begin the second half Jacob Godfrey sent a long ball to Seraphin Iradukunda, who lofted the ball over the charging Owl keeper. In the 66th minute, off a Castleton free kick, Diatourou Drame fired a shot from the top of the box, but Anthony Pasciuto made the quick reaction save. With under 20 minutes remaining in regulation, Tom Kirk sent a long lob pass over the Keene State defense and Jack Kingdon lobbed it over the charging Pasciuto giving the Spartans the late lead.

Inside the Box 

  • Pasciuto made four saves in the loss.
  • Ryan McKay registered eight stops in the win.
  • The Owls had a slight edge in shots, 15-14, while Keene State had eight corners compared to just one for Castleton.
  • Following tonight's matchup, the Owls still lead in the all-time series, 22-4-1.
  • The loss snaps nine-game winning streak, stretching all the way back to September 11th, when they dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 3 Tufts.


Up Next 

  • Keene State continues their quick road trip as they head to North Adams to take on Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Tuesday, October 23rd, with kick off slated for 6 p.m.
  • Castleton returns to action on Wednesday, October 24th as they travel to take on SUNY Poly starting at 6 p.m.