KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College men's soccer team runs their winning streak to five games following a 4-1 win over Worcester State University in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
- Keene State: 7-3-0
- Worcester State: 4-5-2
How It Happened
Worcester State got the scoring started in the 5th minute. Off of a free kick from James Connor, Bryan Brasil chested down the kick and directed the ball over to Ethan Melia who buried it in the lower right corner of the cage. Seconds later Brasil had a point-blank shot but was stopped by Anthony Pasciuto. The momentum then switched in the Owls favor, in the 12th minute Donovan Harris found a streaking Samuel Binogono, but his attempt at goal was saved by the Lancers goalie, Henri Guilmette. The Owls got on the board in the 30th minute, as Noah Charron served the ball up to Emmanuel Smith, who headed it down to Connor Downey. Downey proceeded to slip the ball back to Smith who ripped a shot into the lower right corner, for the equalizer. The Owls would take the lead minutes later as Benny Tamzarian brought the ball upfield, bouncing off the Worcester State defenders. The freshman midfielder sent a through ball to Harris, who crossed the ball into the box, where he passed the ball back to Tamzarian and he put the ball just inside the left post.
Keene State added on to their lead in the opening minutes of the second half. Smith picked up an assist as his crosser connected with Wesley McIntosh, who headed it into the top left corner of the net. The Lancers nearly cut into the 3-1 Keene State lead in the 60th minute, as Alessandro Romeo rifled a shot to the far post, but Pasciuto made the diving stop to keep the two-goal advantage. KSC would pick up their fourth goal of the contest as Clinton Mungeta scored off the Henry Cumming rebound, at 78:11.
Inside the Box
- With the goal in the 5th minute, it snaps a 285:58 shutout streak for Pasciuto.
- Pasciuto set a career-high with six saves in net for the Owls.
- Guilmette and Abdulrazak Frederick split time in goal for the Lancers, splitting seven saves.
- The Owls outshot the Lancers 24-10 and had five corners compared to just a pair for the opposition.
- With the win, Keene State remains undefeated against Worcester State and lead in the all-time series 12-0.
- Five games is the longest winning streak since 2014, when the Owls won five games between October 1-15.
- Four goals for the Owls is the most that they have scored since they potted seven against Lasell on October 12, 2016.
- Over the past two games, Connor Downey has collected two goals and added three assists.
- Keene State returns to Little East Conference action as they play host to Plymouth State on Saturday, October 6th, starting at 3 p.m.
- Worcester State heads back home as they take on Bridgewater State in MASCAC action on Friday, October 5th at 7 p.m.