WESTFIELD, Mass. - The Keene State women's lacrosse team rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the first half to take a 12-9 lead in the second stanza, before eventually falling to the WCSU Owls 13-12 in overtime on Tuesday evening at the Alumni Field.
- Keene State: 1-6
- Westfield State: 6-0
How It Happened
The game see-sawed back and forth throughout the evening. Westfield jumped up out to a 4-0 lead in the early going, capped by Hunter Zackaricz's free position goal with 14:04 left in the first half. Keene State responded with a 4-goal run of their own, the first three on carbon copies as sophomore Gabby Smith fed from behind the net to junior Chelsea Lewis for goals. The two teams went to the half tied at 6-6.
In the second half, Keene gained the upper hand, extending to a 12-9 lead with 9:21 left in regulation on Lewis' sixth goal of the game, as senior Taylor Farland fed from the top of the fan to Lewis who wheeled and fired a high shot. Westfield closed regulation with three straight goals, all on free position attempts, the last from Marissa Nimekskern with 3:37 to play that forced the extra session. Sydney Lambert scored the game winner 1:52 into overtime to give the WCSU Owls a 13-12 win over Keene State.
Inside the Crease
- For the KSC Owls, Lewis led the way with a season-high six goals and Farland notched two goals and three assists, as senior Tori Weinstock chipped in two goals and won seven draw controls.
- Alexa Tonelli netted five goals for the WCSU Owls, while Lambert recorded three goals.
- Junior Anna O'Brien registered nine saves for Keene State, while Maria Woodall recorded seven saves for Westfield State.
- The KSC Owls were a perfect four-for-four in free position opportunities.
- Each team won 13 draw controls, while Westfield State held a slight 29-21 advantage over Keene State in shots.
- The KSC Owls will travel to Emerson on Saturday, March 24th for a 6:00 p.m. non-conference tilt.
(Portions of this release courtesy of Westfield State)