Women's Soccer Falls to RIC in OT, 3-2

Women's Soccer Falls to RIC in OT, 3-2

KEENE, N.H. - Brittany DeGrooth scores the game-winner 25 seconds into the first overtime period, as the Keene State College women's soccer team falls to Rhode Island College 3-2 in Little East Conference play, Saturday afternoon.

Records 

  • Keene State: 2-5-1, 0-2-1 LEC
  • Rhode Island College: 4-6-0, 2-2-0 LEC

How It Happened 

Rachel Braun has an early offensive chance for the Owls, as the sophomore rifled a shot from the top of the box, but Erica Edwards made the stop for the Anchorwomen. Keene State would eventually get on the board in the opening minutes. Off of a Jordyn Abasciano corner kick, Casey Koziara drove the ball in the back of the net for her first collegiate goal in the 14th minute. With just under 16 minutes left before halftime, RIC got on the boards as DeGrooth played a through ball, freeing Soleil Galagarza from the Keene State backline. Galagarza evened the game with a low line drive to the right corner of the net. 

The two teams would head into the break tied 1-1, with the Anchorwomen leading in the shot department 7-5. Abasciano would get a goal of her own, as the sophomore's initial shot was blocked by Edwards, but the ball squirted out and rolled into the net, with 23:45 left on the clock. After allowing the go-ahead goal, RIC would go on the all-out attack, the visiting Rhode Island College women's soccer team would get called for two offsides and received three corner kick before Olivia Capraro scored the equalizer. Capraro was able to get a head on the ball off the short corner kick and flicked it to the back post over Keene keeper Shelby Offord. Both teams would have a few chances, but neither teams could find the back of the net before the end of regulation. 

25 seconds into the first overtime period, DeGrooth was able to outrun the Owls' defense and chip the ball over the charging KSC goalie to win it for the Anchorwomen. 

Outside the Box

  • In the net for Keene State, Offord made four stops
  • Edwards picked up six saves to register the win for Rhode Island College. 
  • RIC held the slight advantage in the shot department, outshooting the Owls 13-12, and had six corners compared to KSC's three.
  • With the Rhode Island College win, Keene State still leads the all-time series 21-3-1

Up Next 

  • Keene State stays at home as they host Worcester State on Tuesday, October 2nd for a 6 p.m. start
  • Rhode Island College sticks to the road as they head to take on Dean College on Wednesday, October 3rd at 3:30 p.m.