October 5, 2013



Keene, N.H.-The Keene State College women’s soccer team extended its winning streak to six games with a 5-0 Little East Conference shutout victory over Rhode Island College before an enthusiastic Homecoming crowd at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday night.


Keene State (8-2-1, 3-0 LEC) is tied with Western Connecticut for first place in the Little East Conference.  Rhode Island College (3-6-1, 03 LEC) is still in search of its first conference win of the season.


Keene State jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute of the first half when senior midfielder Kara Pavlidis (Lee, NH) finished off a crossing ball from junior midfielder Beverly Cole (Madbury, NH).


RIC almost tied the game in the first half when junior forward Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, RI) had a direct kick just outside the box, but her drive hit off the post.


Keene State took advantage of its scoring chance two minutes later when Pavlidis sent a ball into the box that senior forward Hayley Kenyon (Exeter, RI) headed home to put the Owls up, 2-0.


RIC junior goalie Audrey Maia (Norton, MA) temporarily kept it a two-goal game later in the half when she stopped a bid by Pavlidis at the doorstep.


Keene State exploded with three goals in a span of six minutes in the second half to take a commanding, 5-0, lead. Senior midfielder Brittany Boscarino (Ellington, CT) began the uprising when she converted a pass from classmate midfielder Kristen Huckins (Westmoreland, MA) a couple of minutes into the half.



 Freshman midfielder Elsa Almeida


Three minutes later, Cole made it, 4-0, on a nice individual effort, going around a RIC defender and depositing the ball into the left corner of the net for her second goal of the season. 


Pavlidis knocked in a rebound for her second goal of the game and her third of the season in the 53rd minute to extend the Owls advantage to five.


Keene State outshot the Anchorwomen, 30-9, and had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.


Junior goalkeeper Torrie Crenson (North Salem, NY) played the first 58:54 for the Owls and made two saves in the win (8-2-1). Freshman goalkeeper Danielle Warhall (Spofford, NH) saw her first action of the season, playing the final 31:06, and also had a couple of saves.


Maia (3-6-1) had a busy night in goal for RIC, stopping 13 shots in a losing effort. Peloquin led the Anchorwomen with three shots, while freshman midfielder Elsa Almeida (Coventry, RI) finished with two shots on the night.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College hits the road to face Roger Williams on Thursday, Oct. 10 (6 p.m.).