The Keene State Women’s soccer team was edged by the Western New England Golden Bears this Saturday at KSC.
The Owls got an early lead in the 24th minute. Sophomore midfielder, Sarah Carron sent a through ball to second-year forward Jordyn Abasciano. Abasciano took a low and powerful shot that landed in the back of Western New England’s net.
Four minutes before the half, WNEU almost struck back. Nearly tying the game, WNEU’s Allison Bruehwiler managed to pull a breakaway to goal.
KSC sophomore goaltender Shelby Offord dove to stop Bruehwiler’s shot, saving the Owls from a tie game at half. Offord made three saves in the first 45 minutes.
As the second half started, KSC substituted goalkeepers, but the Golden Bear’s coninued their fierce attack. KSC sophomore goalkeeper Abbie Terrica started the half in net, making six saves in 57 minutes.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, WNEU’s Morgan Smith got by Terrica with a rebounded shot just missing the goalie’s finger tips.
With the scores tied, both teams put up a good fight for the remaining 30 minutes. With the score tied at 90 minutes, regulation time came to an end.
At the beginning of the second over time period, Smith sent a cross to WNEU freshman striker Authumn Hathaway, who fired the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
The Golden Bears ended the match with 21 shots and the Owls ended with 14. With WNEU receiving their first win of the season, their record stands at 1-0. The Owls recorded this season begins as 0-1.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Owls will host Colby-Sawyer at 5 p.m.
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