BOSTON, Mass. - With two goals in the second half, senior Taylor Farland registered her 100th-career goal as the Keene State women's lacrosse team used a 13-3 advantage in the second half to surge past Emerson for a 21-12 non-conference victory on Saturday night at Rotch Field.
- Keene State: 2-6
- Emerson: 0-5
How It Happened
Freshman Ali Daisy started the scoring for Keene State by finishing off a feed from junior Emily Parker just 1:26 into the first half, before Emerson knocked down three straight goals to take a two-point lead. The Owls responded by scoring back-to-back goals off the sticks of Daisy and freshman Marina Pappalardo to even the score at three apiece. After the Lyons took back a one-goal lead, Parker and Daisy netted unassisted markers to give Keene State a 5-4 edge over Emerson with 10:17 to go in the first stanza. From there, the Lyons used a 5-0 run to push the score to 9-5 with 4:52 remaining, yet Keene State did not back down, as the Owls ended the half on a three-goal run, including a last-second strike by sophomore Erica Chareth, to go into the break down by just one goal.
Keene State rallied in the second half for their largest offensive half yet, as the Owls opened the stanza netting three straight goals, capped off by a goal from senior Tori Weinstock with a feed from Pappalardo, to push the score in favor of KSC, 11-9. Emerson would score three more goals to earn their final lead of the game, before Keene State erupted to score 10 straight goals to finish off the second half, as six different Owls found the back of the net to dominate the Lyons, 21-12, as time expired.
Inside the Crease
- For the Owls, Daisy led the way with a career-high five goals, while Pappalardo registered four goals and one assist, followed by Chareth with four goals. Parker and junior Chelsea Lewis recorded two caused turnovers each, as Weinstock scored three goals and added one assist, five draw controls, one ground ball and one caused turnover.
- Along with Farland's career-night, the senior midfielder won seven draw controls.
- Jenna Tomsky netted four goals and registered four draw controls for the Lyons, while Emily Quinn recorded three goals and one assist with one ground ball and one draw control.
- Senior Anna O'Brien made four saves in the win, while Kristina Modica stopped 14 in the loss.
- Keene State dominated in shots, 41-19, over Emerson, and won 20 draw controls to the Lyons' 14.
- The Owls will return home for the first time since before spring break to host Castleton at 6:30 p.m. at the Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday, March 27th before beginning conference play on Saturday.