On Saturday afternoon, the Keene State Women’s Soccer team faced the Colby-Sawyer Chargers in a non-conference game, which the Owls won 4-0.
Four different players from the Owls scored, including two seniors in their home opener for the season. Sierra Trzepac lead off the scoring with five minutes left to go in the first half, with the assist coming from sophomore Patricia Norton. When asked about how it felt getting a win in the home opener, Trzepac commented, “We had a blast out there.”
Keene broke out the scoring with three goals in the second half, the first coming from senior Brittany Tolla. After the game, Tolla said, “We really came together as a team today; it was a full team effort.”
Sophomore Patricia Norton added the third off a corner kick, which she was able to head in after getting the pass from first-year Quinn Dorogi. Junior Morgan Kathan scored the Owls last goal with about five minutes left to go in the game. Tolla gave her the assist on the final goal.
The Owls got 11 shots on net and senior goalie Danielle Warhall was stellar in net allowing no goals and three saves. After the game, she commented, “It’s a good start for us; a good time in the season to come together.”
Colby-Sawyer had three shots on goal for the game, and goalies Oona Bond and Marissa Williams combined for five saves.
After the game Keene Coach Denise Lyons talked about how her team is coming along so far. “Yeah we still have a lot to work on…We are trying to get the newer players to work with and gel with the older players…and they are.”
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The Keene State men’s soccer team took on Wheaton College on Saturday, September 10, at the Owl Athletic Complex.
The Owls scored within four minutes of the game. Junior and captain Riley Steele found first-year, Glenn Smith in the middle of the box, as Smith fired a shot into the back of the net.
Just three minutes later Keene State scored again. Junior, Promise Kpee sent the ball back to Smith where he drilled it for the second time.
Ten minutes into the game Kpee snagged a goal of his own, making the score 3-0, Keene State.
Kpee continued to net the ball after hitting his penalty kick. Just 30 seconds later, sophomore, Samuel Binogono capped off the scoring in the first half. Binogono hit the fifth-straight goal for the Owls.
Wheaton managed to get on the scoreboard in the beginning of the second half.
Kpee sprinted past the final defender and into the box, launching the ball into the net. The Owls took a 6-1 win over Wheaton College. Wheaton was recently placed number 7 on the NCAA ranking list.
Captain, Riley Steele said that they knew they were going into a really good game with a tough team. “From the first whistle we came out flying and threw the first punch and never looked back. We started to settle in at time and that’s where we got ourselves into some trouble,” Steele said.
He continued, “We started flat I’m the second half and they came right as us but once we settled in we started taking it right back at them. Everyone on the team worked for each other and we accomplished what we set out to do. It was the first time in a very long time that we beat them and doing it how we did was an amazing feeling.”
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