BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--The Keene State College women's lacrosse team was held scoreless in the second half in a 12-5 defeat to Bridgewater State University on Tuesday night.
The Owls fall to 4-3 on the season. Bridgewater State improves to 7-3.
The Bears netted the first two goals of the game, as markers from Lauren Geary and Taylor Clancy staked BSU to a 2-0 lead with less than three minutes played. Keene State quickly tied the game, as Julie Trombetta scored unassisted, and Jenna Bellano put home a feed from Emilee Silegy with 25:30 left in the first half.
Bridgewater State went back in front for good with four straight goals. Riley Cachelin had the first, followed by goals from Clancy, Geary, and Alex King had the last with 13:28 to play in the half for a 6-2 lead.
Kaitlin Nolan's free position goal for KSC with 5:57 in the half got KSC back within three, but Cachelin responded with an unassisted goal with 3:42 left. The Owls closed the half with a free position goal from Kelly Chadnick, and Kaitlin Nolan's tally with 27 seconds left in the half to get the Owls within 7-5 at halftime.
That would be the last goal KSC would score, as the Bears scored five times in the second half to pull away for the win.
KSC returns home to host MIT on April 3 at 7 p.m.