Last Thursday on Oct. 12, the women’s field hockey team went up against Castleton, coming out with a 4-1 win on home turf.

With the first half giving no way to luck, the Owls worked to create scoring opportunities, but were shut down by Castleton’s goalie, Leah Holland.

Jake Paquin / Photo editor

Jake Paquin / Photo editor

Holland had back-to-back saves in the first five minutes of the first half, with one particularly hard shot from KSC senior Kendal Brown, who fired a shot that just barely hit the crossbar.

In the 32nd minute of the game, just before half-time,Castleton scored a goal, giving them a 1-0 advantage.

Keene State went into half-time looking for strategy and came out read to work.

In the 53rd minute of the game, the Owls finally caught a break, unleashing their full momentum.

Sophomore Kelsey Roberts scored the equalizer of the game after receiving a pass from sophomore Jensyn-Marie Dandeneau, netting her second goal of the season. Dandeneau created more momentum and yet again set up a scoring opportunity for Julia Babbitt, who quickly brought a 2-1 for the Owls.

Within three minutes, Dandeneau assisted first-year Nina Bruno, raising the Owls’ lead to 3-1.

Dandeneau’s hard work paid off, as she earned her own goal with 5:55 remaining on the clock, marking her 12th goal of the season.

The Owls came out on top with a 4-1 win as time ran out and will play next Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m..

They will face Williams College.

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