The Keene State women’s lacrosse team went up against Wheaton College on Saturday, March 25 at the Owls Athletic Complex. The Owls fell short to Wheaton 11-6.
The game started off quickly for both teams. The both found the back of the net within the first two minutes of the game.
First-year Gabby Smith put the Owls on the board, just 20 seconds after Wheaton. Smith continued to excel as she sent two feeds to senior Kelly Chadnick for back-to-back goals, giving Keene State a 3-1 lead over Wheaton. Wheaton finished a free position shot to stop the Owl’s offense and cut the lead to one. With 13:57 left on the clock, Smith hit another goal to regain the two-point advantage. Wheaton finished off the half by scoring the final three goals to lead 5-4 at the half.
Wheaton had five unanswered goals, to extend their lead to six. Senior Taylor Graf converted a free position shot for Wheaton with 2:55 left to go in the game. Wheaton then also answered with a free position shot before Tess Masci found the back of the net in the remaining minutes to finish out the game.
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The Keene State Women’s Lacrosse team played a home game against Emerson on Tuesday March 21st.
The women’s game started at 7:30 p.m. against Emerson Lions. Keene State started off strong with a penalty shot by Chelsea Lewis. She scored giving Keene their first goal of the night ten minutes into the game. Soon after, Kelly Chadnick scored a second goal assisted by Taylor Graf for the Owls.
At the start of the game, Emerson was called on numerous fouls, but the Lions bounced back once Emily Quinn scored their first goal of the night with a free position shot, making her goal number 13 for the season. Fouls were then called for both teams. Tara Windsor, a player for Emerson, attempted to score, but it was blocked by Alison Argiro, the goalie for the Keene State team.
Taylor Farland quickly redeemed Keene State after the Emerson goal with a ground ball pickup that gave Keene their third goal of the night. Tori Weinstock quickly brought another point up on the board with an assist by Taylor Farland, making the score 4-1.
Emerson made up for lost time, scoring two goals in the last five minutes of the first half. Both goals were made by Meredith Weber with free position shots. By the end of half-time, the score was 4-3 with Keene State College in the lead.
After half-time Emerson took the field with a dramatic advance, scoring 4 points for the Lions in the first ten minutes of the second half. Emily Quinn and Meredith Weber both scored and then Quinn scored a second time with an assist by Meredith Weber. Jenna Tomsky also scored with an assist by Sophia Gripari bringing their score up to 7-4 with the Lions in the lead.
However, Keene State began to show reassurance scoring another two points. One from Taylor Farland and one Gabby Smith. Tara Windsor and Brooke Goshtigian, on Emerson, retrieved those two points score board with seven minutes left on the clock.
Near the end of the game Keene State held up a good fight. In the last five minutes, Keene State scored two goals. Another one from Gabby Smith, assisted by Taylor Graf. Taylor Graf made the last goal of the night, assisted by Tori Weinstock. The game looked promising for over time, but the time ran out and the final score was 9-8 with Emerson taking home the win.
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