KEENE, N.H. - The Keene State College women's lacrosse team fell to league-leading Plymouth State 15-11 on Tuesday evening at the Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 6-7 (3-3 LEC)
- Plymouth State: 8-5 (6-0 LEC)
How It Happened
The visiting Panthers established their offensive power in the first half, as Sarah Thompson opened the scoring just 27 seconds in, when she finished off a free-position shot. Nine minutes later, Keene State answered when Emily Parker took a Marina Pappalardo feed and tied things up at one. The Owls goal seemed to wake Plymouth State, as the visitors rang off eight straight goals. Elizabeth McLaughlin scored a free position shot, before Veronyca Daniels scored three in a row, in a four minute span. Sam Fiore then rattled in three straight herself, to give the Panthers an 8-1 lead, before Kimberly Zuccaro tacked on her first. At the 8:04 mark, Tess Masci finally got one back for KSC off an Emily Parker pass. Daniels then scored her fourth of the game for Plymouth, off a free-position shot, before Chelsea Lewis ended the half with a goal for the Owls off another Parker helper, Keene State trailed 10-3 after one.
PSU came out of half time clicking on all cylinders offensively, as Sam Fiore grabbed her fourth. 14 seconds later, Ali Daisy scored her first goal of the game off a Brigid Casey feed, before the Panthers rung off three straight. With the score 14-4, KSC seemed to develop a bit of an offensive rythym as Daisy and Casey scored back to back goals. Zuccaro brought one back for Plymouth to make it a 15-6 game, before the Owls went on a 5-0 run. At the 14:50 mark, Chelsea Lewis fired in a long distance shot for a goal off a Casey feed, Tess Masci scored a free position shot and Casey added a goal off a free-position shot as well. Lewis then scored another free position shot, and Masci finished off a great pass from Pappalardo. Keene State did run out of time, as Plymouth escaped with a 15-11 win, and clinched the number one seed in the LEC tournament.
Inside the Crease
- Daniels led all scorers with five goals and three assists. Fiore finished with six goals and McLaughlin had one goal and three assists.
- Tess Masci and Chelsea Lewis both scored a hat-trick. Brigid Casey had two goals and two assists, Emily Parker had a goal and two assists, and Ali Daisy had two goals.
- Meaghan Allard picked up the win in net with four saves, while Joanna Steinhauer had nine saves in the loss.
- Kimberly Zuccaro led with five caused turnovers, Megan Gorham had four for the Owls.
- PSU outshot KSC 36-24.
- With a win over Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Keene State would guarentee themselves a quarterfinal home game in the LEC tournament next week.
- Keene State travels to Eastern Connecticut for their last regular season game at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
- Plymouth State heads to Castleton on Saturday, April 27 for a 1:00 p.m. start.