Women's Soccer Falls To Keene State, 3-2

Women's Soccer Falls To Keene State, 3-2

KEENE, NH - Host Keene State scored a pair of late goals and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's soccer team, 3-2 in overtime, in a Little East Conference match at the Owl Sports Complex Saturday.

The Corsairs, who trailed early, 1-0, on Hayley Kenyon's goal in the eighth minute, rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the first half. Junior forward Tori Pierce (Tiverton, RI/Tiverton HS).scored both goals for UMD, converting a pass from junior defender Kathleen Landers (Danvers, MA/Danvers HS) to tie the score at 23:41, and taking a pass from junior midfielder Jordan Lipner-Riza (Worcester, MA/Burncoat HS/New Haven) and scoring to make it 2-1 less than four minutes before the end of the first half.

Kara Favlidis came back to tie the score for the Owls, scoring in the 89th minute, and Amber Pelletier's goal 5:23 into overtime won it.

"It was a tough loss,' said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Nicole Hanewich. "We had the better of play, and had our chances to put the game away in overtime, but we could not convert. I'm proud of the way my team played,  and many players contributed in the effort and did what was asked of them."

The Owls outshot the Corsairs, 20-9. Junior goalkeeper Krista Chauvin (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk HS) made six saves for UMD, while Victoria Crenson made one stop for KSC.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 10-3-2 and 4-2-0 with the loss, while Keene State improved to 11-7-0 and 4-2-0 with the victory The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Worcester State next Wednesday.