NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Keene State women's soccer program struck first, but fell to Colby-Sawyer in double overtime, 3-2, on Saturday afternoon for the Owls' first loss of the 2017 season.
- Keene State: 2-1
- Colby-Sawyer: 2-1
How It Happened
The Owls took an early lead in the game, when senior forward Katie Silegy collected a lose ball off a deflection. The midfielder dribbled towards the host's goal and chipped the ball over the outstretched goalkeeper Sam Mitchell and under the crossbar for a 1-0 edge in favor of Keene State. The Chargers responded just minutes later, as Abbie Sansoucy connected with Molly MacLure's corner kick in the 19th minute, sending the ball into the back of the net. In the 31st minute, Colby-Sawyer doubled their lead with a free-kick, as Sansoucy fired a high ball towards the goal to put the Chargers up 2-1 against the Owls.
Keene State pulled even in the second half, when a corner kick sent in by Silegy was found by senior Taylor Farland, as the midfielder converted in the 66th minute to even the score at two apiece. The Owls continued to put on the pressure offensively, as Keene State earned another corner kick in the 73th minute. Silegy stepped up to take the kick again, but a header shot by senior Tori Laires went high. Keene State put up two final shots in the last five minutes of regulation with chances from senior Julia Pearson and Silegy, but Pearson's header shot went high and Silegy's opportunity went wide to send the game into overtime.
Despite outshooting the Chargers in the first overtime period, Colby-Sawyer was able to score 1:06 minutes into double overtime. MacLure brought the ball up the left side and sent a cross into the box and to the feet of Hannah Fields, who slide the ball past freshman goaltender Abbie Terrinca to tally the game-winner.
Outside the Box
- In the net for the Owls, freshman Shelby Offord made two saves over the first 45 minutes of play, while the relief keeper Terrinca registered one stop in 56:06.
- Keene State held a dominate 24-11 shot advantage over Colby-Sawyer, including 14-2 difference in the second half. The Owls also earned nine corner kicks to the Chargers' one.
- The two teams now hold an all-time series of 5-2-1, Keene State.
- Keene State welcomes Framingham State to the Owl Athletic Complex on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m.
- Colby-Sawyer will take a week long break and return to the field for North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play on Saturday, September 16th with a 4:00 p.m. tilt.