The Keene State women’s soccer team came out on top during their home game against UMass-Dartmouth on Saturday, October 9.

The starting lineup for the Owls consisted of junior twin sisters, Amanda and Kayleigh Marshall, senior Alyssa Wilcox, sophomore Maya Baker, senior Alex Kennedy, sophomore Alexa Skinner, first-year Kathleen Mullin, sophomore Elizabeth Kopicko, first-year Kate Burzlaff and first-year Allison Yanski with senior Abbie Terrinca in goal.

The lineup for the Corsairs was first-year Isaballa Rita, junior Acadia Cass, first-year Madison Durkin, sophomore Anna Balkus, senior Sarah Vieira, firstyear Tahlia Salgado, senior Kait Bernier, junior Maddie Beaulieu, first-year Erica Reed and first-year Caroline McAulliffe with junior Kat Hubbard in goal.

In attempts to score and take an early lead, the Owls took nine shots on goal in the first half alone. Single shots were taken by Baker, sophomore Rachel Souza, Skinner and the Marshall twins, with two shots also taken by Kennedy and Wilcox. UMass took four shots on goal themselves, single shots being taken by Salgado, Durkin, and two shots from Vieira.

Going into the second half scoreless, Keene was determined to get the ball into the back of the net. The Owls were successful four minutes before the end of the second period. Taking this goal was Kennedy, giving the senior defender her second goal of the season. This goal would be the only goal of the game, giving the Owls the win over UMass-Dartmouth. This win makes them 5-7-1 and 2-2 in LEC play.

Earlier this week, the women’s soccer team played both Curry College on October 4 and Framingham State on October 6. The Owls would win one and lose one, winning against Framingham State 4-0 and losing to Curry 3-2. In the match against Framingham State, a goal was scored by sophomore Lily Derosier off an assist by Wilcox. The Marshall twins were also prominent in the game with Amanda Marshall scoring a goal, assisted by Kopicko and Kayleigh Marshall scoring two goals, one assisted by her sister, Amanda Marshall and one unassisted. In the close game against Curry, goals were scored by both Raelyn Callahan, the first-year’s third goal for the season and Souza, giving the sophomore her first goal of the season.

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