Women’s Soccer Downs Keene State To Close Out Conference Play

Women’s Soccer Downs Keene State To Close Out Conference Play

KEENE, N.H. – A Shannon Rosemond (Weymouth, Mass.) goal in the 76th minute proved to be the deciding tally as women's soccer closed out their 2018 Little East Conference regular season schedule with a 2-1 win over Keene State College Friday evening at Owl Stadium.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston (12-6-1, 5-2-1 Little East Conference)
Keene State College (4-11-1, 0-7-1 Little East Conference)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Rosemond's goal capped-off a quick rally as the Beacons scored both of their goals in a span of seven minutes.  Cal Pitts evened the score at 1-1 in the 70th minute off a Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, Conn.).  Keene State did strike first in the conference match-up with Stephanie Spitz netting her first goal of the season just 15 minutes in.

Keene State would lead the first half in shots 6-4 but were quickly outmatched in the second with the Beacons offense firing on all cylinders.  UMB outshot Keene 12-3 to closed out the evening with a 16-9 advantage. 

Assisting on Rosemond's first career game-winning goal was O'Grady and Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.).  With the assist Crawford set the program record for assists in a season with her 13th.  She broke the original mark of 12 set by All-American Krista Ledin '15 in 2012.

Between the posts, Caroline Richards (Duxbury, Mass.) picked-up her fifth win of the campaign after making all five of the Beacons saves. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Friday's win marked the fifth all-time in program history for the Beacons
  • Since 2011 the Beacons are now 5-2-3 against the Owls
  • UMass Boston led the game 5-2 in corner kicks and 9-6 in shots on goal
  • With the win the Beacons end the regular season as the third-seed with the conference tournament schedule set to begin on Tuesday

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host first round tournament game at 7:30 pm on Tuesday at James Cotter Field.