Westfield Drops Non-Conference Match to Keene

WESTFIELD, Mass. Lauren Sawyer (Westbrook, Maine) scored five points (3 goals, 2 assists) and Lauren Brown (Agawam, Mass.) and Nicole Curry (Hampstead, N.H.) each had three goals to rally Keene State to a 15-9 victory over Westfield State in a non-conference game on Friday evening, April 29.

Keene upped its record to 10-5 while Westfield is 8-5.

Sparked by three goals from Ari Colella (Franklin, Mass.), Westfield jumped out to a 6-2 lead with 12:28 remaining in the first half.

But Keene regrouped to score the final four goals of the first half two by Brown and one apiece from Curry and Sawyer and the teams were deadlocked at the break, 6-6.

The team traded goals early in the second half with Keene taking the lead for good, 8-7, on a Brown goal.

Westfield closed with a goal, 9-8, on a Carly Keeley (Feeding Hills, Mass./Agawam) goal at the 23:05 mark. But Keene ripped off six unanswered goals, including two each from Sawyer and Curry, for a commanding 15-8 lead with 5:47 remaining.

Keeley and Colella led Westfield with three goals apiece.

Keene goalie Erin Taylor (Brewster, N.Y.) was stellar in net with 15 saves. Westfield goalie Jill Robinson (Salem, Mass.) had 12 saves.


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