Following their dominant 15-5 win over Colby Sawyer, the Keene State College women’s lacrosse team split between it’s two games in Florida.
The Vassar College Brewers scored first to begin their first contest of the road trip, with goals from sophomore attack Storm Sideleau, who had two, and from junior midfielder Sydney Spadinger. The Owls then responded to tie the game with unassisted goals from first-year midfielder Samantha Ballard and senior attack Kaitlin Nolan. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Farland then scored for the Owls from free position.
The Brewers scored again in another three-point run with two goals from senior attack Kim Mulvehill and a single goal from senior attack Isabelle Goldstein. Farland then responded for the Owls by setting up Ballard to score, only for the Brewers to counter with goals from Sideleau and sophomore midfielder Olivia O’Laughlin.
With the Owls facing a four goal deficit, sophomore attack Jackie Planchett and sophomore midfielder Tori Weinstock cut the game to 8-6 at halftime for the Owls. In the second half the Brewers scored seven of the nine goals scored to put the game out of reach for the Owls, concluding with a 16-11 loss for KSC.
The Owls responded with a dominant win, reminiscent of their performance against Colby Sawyer, defeating Morrisville State 15-4. Nolan put together a phenomenal performance accounting for eight of the Owls points with five goals and three assists.
Although the Mustangs scored first with a goal from junior attack Elizabeth Liva, the Owls would impose it’s will early. KSC first-year defender Samantha Sullivan and Weinstock would receive assists from Nolan before Nolan scored two of her own. Farland, junior midfielder Jenna Bellano and junior attack Taylor Graf each scored to pour it on for the Owls.
Toward the end of the first half, Graf scored once again before first-year midfielder Courtney Cavellier responded with a goal in an attempt to stop the proverbial bleeding for the Mustangs. Bellano then scored from free position for the Owls to end the half with a 10-2 lead.
In the second half, the Owls scored four straight goals with Nolan scoring three of them and Graf scoring the other to eventually seal the victory. With the Mustangs scoring two goals late in the second, Farland went on to score the final goal of the game in unassisted fashion to give the Owls the 15-4 win.
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