One goal was plenty for the Keene State College Field Hockey team on Saturday afternoon as they defeated Western Connecticut State University 1-0 at Owl Athletic Complex.  The Owls dominated the play over the course of the first half and were able to break through late with a goal. Sophomore Kendall Brown scored the lone goal for the Owls at the 32:10 mark of the first half. It was Brown’s first career goal and it came from the top of the circle through the five hole of the Colonials goalkeeper Kristy Trotta.

Owls Head Coach Amy Watson said of Brown, “We put her on

Photo Editor / Tim Smith

Photo Editor / Tim Smith

defense because she is strong, but she can play anywhere on the field if we need her to.”

In the first half, the Owls outshot the Colonials 13 to three and 22 to six on the afternoon. The Owls also held the edge in penalty corners 18 to one but could not capitalize on any chances.

Keene State started first-year goalkeeper Gwendolyn Thayer

who turned aside the one shot on goal that came her way. Thayer picked her first career win and first career shutout. Trotta stopped 11 out of the 12 shots that came her way. With the win the Owls,  improved their record to 5-4 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in Little East play. The Owls also extended their LEC regular season winning streak to 26 games and have now won 84 straight conference regular season games at home. The Colonials fell to 3-5 and 1-2 in LEC play.

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