In Danbury, Connecticut the Keene State College women’s lacrosse team took on the Western Connecticut Colonials in what became a comeback win.

First-year midfielder Samantha Ballard scored the first goal just one minute into the game for the Owls before the Colonials netted back-to-back goals just 30 seconds apart. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Farland responded for KSC with an unassisted goal followed by another pair of goals, this time for the Owls.

With a 4-2 lead, the Owls would let the first half control of the game slip away to the Colonials. In a span of 21 minutes, Western Connecticut scored five unanswered goals before junior midfielder Jenna Bellano tallied a goal for the Owls, making the score 7-5 at the half with the Colonials leading.

Tim Smith / Photo Editor

Tim Smith / Photo Editor

KSC began their comeback in the second half, netting five straight goals in just 11 minutes, with sophomore midfielder Tori Weinstock scoring three of them. With a 10-7 lead, WCSU’s Meaghan Gustafson scored from free position before junior midfielder Raquel Heitor scored an unassisted fashion for the Colonials. With the Owls on the ropes, sophomore midfielder Lindsey Eanniello tied the game at 10-10 with 9:11 remaining in the second half.

With the game coming down to the wire, Ballard scored with under seven minutes left before Bellano put in what was the game winning goal, completing the Owls comeback with a 12-10 win.

Both goalkeepers, junior Alison Argiro and first year Anna O’Brien, played in the contest, ending with three saves each. The Owls outshot the Colonials by a staggering margin of 35-18.

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