As the Keene State College fall sports come to an end, it’s important to reflect on the tremendous effort and dedication that each athlete holds for their team and craft.
This season, the KSC athletes performed exceptionally well and proved themselves to be a threat.
KSC men’s soccer finished their season with a 7-5-5 record. The men’s Little East Conference (LEC) record ended up being 3-2-2.
KSC women’s soccer finished out their season with 11-8-1 overall record, their home record being 8-3. The women’s LEC record came out to be 5-2.
For volleyball and field hockey fans, this season turned out to be especially exciting. The women’s volleyball team had a strong start to their season, holding a 15-0 win streak which set a new record for KSC women’s volleyball. They held a home record of 10-1, their overall record being 24-6.
The women’s volleyball team made a run for the LEC championship, but fell short in the finals, however this year’s volleyball team was by far the best it had been in years, said Rachel Lamica and Jennifer Severino.
Women’s field hockey had an extremely successful run as well, said Rachel Loseby and Ally McCall. Their overall record was 14-9, their home record being 9-4.
With strong players and leaders, the women’s field hockey team was able to secure a 9-0 win over Westfield State University (WSU), which made them the 2017 LEC Champions.
They went on to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), but lost in the first round 1-4. Women’s and men’s cross country also faced plenty of highs throughout their season, but are still up for races this coming Saturday, Nov. 11, and the following Saturday, Nov. 18.
The women’s team placed sixth out of seven teams in the LEC, while the men’s placed second out of seven.
With so much success in fall sports, Owl Nation can not wait to see what the winter sports hold for KSC.
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