KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men's soccer team ran their winning streak to eight games, as they silenced the Western Connecticut State University soccer team in Little East Conference action, Saturday afternoon.
- Keene State: 10-3-0, 6-0-0 LEC
- Western Conn: 10-3-2, 2-2-2 LEC
How It Happened
For the fourth consecutive game, Emmanuel Smith found the back of the net. This time, Wesley McIntosh forced a turnover in the offensive end. He raced down the left side, drawing the Western Conn defender towards him, while Smith was able to sneak in behind the defense and beat the Colonials keeper to the low right side in the fifth minute.
West Conn's best offensive chance happened in the 31st minute, as there was a free kick right outside the box which was block and the follow-up kick was also blocked by the Keene State defense.
To begin the second half, the Colonials put pressure on the Owls backline. In the 58th minute, Chauncey Allers fired a shot that drew a West Conn corner. The Robert Della Penna service off the corner kick found Allers in the box, and his header just missed the crossbar. In the 72nd minute, Harrison Allers hit the crossbar on his attempt to score the equalizer.
Inside the Box
- Before the game, the Keene State men's soccer team honored their two seniors, Jacob Chiza and Samuel Binogono.
- Anthony Pasciuto tied his career high with six saves for his fifth shutout.
- Daniel Szabo made four saves for the Colonials.
- The Owls outshot WCSU 13-12, while also had a 6-4 advantage in corners.
- Following Keene State's 1-0 win, the Owls lead the all-time series 20-6-2.
- Entering today's match, Western Connecticut came in with the Little East's top offense (2.6 goals per game), while the Owls had the best defense (0.2 goals allowed per game).
- Keene State has now won eight games in a row, which is the longest winning streak since they began the 2005 season 8-0.
- The Owls are 6-0-0 in Little East Conference play for the first time since 2005
- With a win, Keene State clinched a first-round bye for the Little East Conference tournament.
- Keene State wraps up their regular season home schedule on Monday, October 15th, as they host Lasell starting at 7 p.m.
- West Conn remains on the road, as they take on Ramapo on Tuesday, October 17th, starting at 3:30 p.m.