Women's Soccer Shuts Out Framingham State, 1-0

Women's Soccer Shuts Out Framingham State, 1-0
FRAMINGHAM, MASS. - The Keene State College women's soccer team snap their two-game skid, with a 1-0 win over Framingham State University in non-conference action on Monday night at Maple Street Field. 

Records 

  • Keene State: 2-3-0 
  • Framingham State: 0-5-0

How It Happened 

KSC controlled the action early on, possessing the ball in the offensive side of the field. Keene State got on the board in the 16th minute, as off of a Maggie Vogt throw in, Sarah Carron was able to flick the ball over the charging Framingham State goalkeeper to make it 1-0 in favor of the Owls. In the tail end of the first half, the Rams tried to get on the board, but the Framingham State midfielders and the forwards were not on the same page, resulting in three offsides call in the opening half. The Owls outshot the host Rams in the opening 45 minutes 11-6 with each side getting five shots on cage. 

The Rams had an excellent chance to begin the second half. The Owls fouled an FSU forward right outside the box, resulting in a free kick. Kaleigh Pallotta's free kick from roughly 25 yards out sailed high, just over the crossbar. That opportunity set the table for the second half, where Framingham State was on the attack for the majority of the period. The hosts were able to outshoot Keene State 9-5 following halftime, but with all of their offensive chances, Shelby Offord was able to pick up the clean sheet for the Owls. 

 

Outside the Box

  • Offord made all six saves to pick up her fouth career shutout, while the Rams got six saves from Jennifer Stevens and Madison Brown
  • The Owls finished with a slite 17-15 advantage in the shot department, while Keene State was awarded three of the four corners.
  • With the KSC win, the Owls increased their lead in the all-time series to 18-4
  • This was Keene State's first shutout of 2018, and the first one since they blanked Salve Regina on October 5th, 2017.

Up Next 

  • Keene State will face another Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent in the form of Westfield State on Wednesday, September 19th. The battle of the Owls will kick off at 6:30 p.m.
  • Framingham State hits the road as they will take on another Little East Conference foe, as they take on Rhode Island College also on Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m.