WORCESTER, Mass.- The Keene State Owls men's soccer team surrendered a goal in the 71st minute which proved to be the difference in the contest, as Keene State drops their final non-conference game of the regular season 1-0.
Keene State: 12-6-0
Worcester State: 8-8-1
How it Happened:
The Owls were able to dominate the first 45 minutes of the game, seeing chance after chance on goal. Worcester State's GK Henri Guilmette came away with multiple saves in first half to rob the Owls of picking up their first goal of the contest.
Keene State would outshoot the Lancers 10-0 in the first half, but Henri Guillmette would come away with six saves, not allowing the Owls on the board. The second half was much like the first half, as the Owls would come out and dominate much of play. KSC's James McCully would come away with the best chance for the Owls in the second half when McCully was able to take a shot close to net, but GK Henri Guilmette dove in front of the ball stopping it from passing the goal line and kept the Lancers even with the Owls.
Shortly after the brilliant save by the Lancers GK, Worcester State would pick up a goal from Ethan Melia. Worcester State's Lincoln Henry saw space up the right side of the field and dribbled the ball into the box. Anthony Pasciuto came out to cut off the angle of Henry, but the ball was able to pop out from underneath Pasciuto and roll into the middle of the box where Ethan Mulia was waiting and he was able to dish the ball into the open cage, giving the Lancers the 1-0 lead.
KSC would bring the pressure on in the final 20 minutes they had to work with, but Henry Guilmette would come up strong for the Lancers making six saves in those final 20 minutes, lifting the Lancers to a 1-0 victory over the Owls.
Inside the Box:
- GK Anthony Pasciuto came away with one save on the evening on two shots on goal for the Lancers.
- KSC took 24 shots in the 90 minutes of play. Worcester State was only able to manage five total shots but was able to put one of those shots in the net.
- This loss is the first ever loss that Keene State has faced to Worcester State. Keene State previously took all 12 meetings between these two teams.
- KSC's James McCully picked up seven shots in the game, with four on the net. Teammate Emmanuel Smith had eight shots with three on net.
- KSC will be on the road for their final conference game of the season when they travel to Southern Maine on Saturday, November 2 for a 12:00 pm start.
- Worcester State will be on the road for their final MASCAC regular season game when they take on Bridgewater State for a 10:30 am start time on the same date.