The Keene State men’s and women’s soccer team partnered with the Hungry Owl to host a food drive this past Wednesday at Dr. Ron Bucher Field. Instead of cash, canned goods and non-perishable food items were accepted as means of entrance.
The food drive kicked off at 5 p.m. when Keene State’s women’s soccer team went up against the Salve Regina Seahawks. The Owls were on top in the first half, leading 1-0 on 12 shots compared to Salve Regina’s two shots. It wasn’t until the 58th minute in the second half that the Seahawks scored, putting the game back at an even 1-1. Salve Regina followed up their goal with another, coming in the 67th minute, giving Salve Regina a 2-1 lead; they went on to win, handing the Owls their seventh loss of the season.
The Keene State men’s soccer game kicked off at 7 p.m. against the Castleton Spartans. The Owls came out ready to play, as sophomore Henry Cummings scored his first career goal early on and gave the Owls some momentum to carry through the game. The Owls then took a 2-0 lead in the 22nd minute when Emmanuel Smith tapped in his ninth career goal. Keene State kept it rolling with a shot by Josue Assantha, giving the Owls a comfortable 3-0 lead in the first half. The Spartans scored off a penalty shot in the second half, bringing the lead back down to 3-1; but to no avail, as the Owls pulled away with the win, and an 8-3 record.
The Hungry Owl is Keene State’s on-campus charity that provides students with free food for those who are financially impaired. It offers vegan and vegetarian food options, non-perishables and canned goods. The Hungry Owl is located behind Randall Hall and is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Volunteering at the Hungry Owl is a great way of getting involved on campus, as they look for volunteers to help for community service hours. If you’re ever looking to donate any non-perishable items you might have, donation bins are in the Joslin House, Elliot Center, the Spaulding Gym and the Child Development Center.
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