Luke Stergiou / Senior photographer

Cailla Prisco

Sports Editor

In a very physical and low scoring match, Keene State triumphed against Western Connecticut State University, winning 1-0.

Keene State Men’s soccer team has dominated in the Little East Conference this season, not losing a single game so far. The win against WestConn solidifies their 6-0 undefeated streak.

First year and former LEC goalkeeper of the week Anthony Pasciuto, saved 6 out of 6 shots made by the Colonials, making this his fifth shutout of the season.

Midfielder and sophomore, Emmanuel Smith was the only player who found the back of the net at the four minute mark during the first half, assisted by first year and forward, Wesley McIntosh.

Smith was awarded LEC Offensive Player of the week after a goal and an assist during a previous game at Southern Maine, making it his fifth goal of the season.

McIntosh received an LEC Rookie of the week award after scoring his fifth goal of the season during a previous game against Southern Maine.

This rivalry game was also Keene State’s Senior Game where seniors and captains Jacob Chiza and Samuel Binogono were honored.

WestConn came into the game with the Little East’s top offense scoring an average of 2.6 goals every game while Keene State has the Little East’s best defense in the conference allowing 0.2 goals in the net every game.

This win makes Keene State 8-0 in their regular season for the first time since 2005.

After winning this match, Keene State grabbed a pass for the first round in the LEC tournament.

The Owls will be on the road this week at Castleton University on Saturday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Followed by their final conference game at UMass Boston on Saturday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m.

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