With the win, Keene State improves to 12-8 overall and 5-2 in the Little East. Southern Maine concludes its season at 2-14-3 and 0-6-1 in the conference.
Led by a goal and two assists from freshman Morgan Kathan (Ludlow, Vt./Black River) the Owls held a decisive 4-0 lead at the halftime break. Freshman Taylor Farland (Fiskdale, Mass./Tantasqua) notched her team-leading 10th goal of the season at the 15:01 mark of the first half for the official game winner. Kathan and senior Beverly Cole (Madbury, N.H./Oyster River) assisted the play. Freshman Shannon Hart (Swanzey, N.H./Monadnock) made it 2-0 in the 27th minute scoring her third goal of the season off of an assist from Kathan. Freshman Katie Silegy (Keene, N.H.) scored in the 37th minute, before Kathan converted an assist from Hart and sophomore Rebecca Costello (Meriden, Conn./Orville H. Platt) in the 39th minute to close the first half scoring.
Keene State wasted little time in the second half of the game to make it 5-0 as freshman Marianna Porcello (Abington, Mass.) scored her first intercollegiate goal of an assist from junior Liana Blais (Agawam, Mass.) in the 46th minute.
Keene State outshot the Huskies 22-1 and had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. USM junior goalkeeper Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) made 11 saves in the loss. Temple, who played every minute this season, finished the Huskies' 19-game schedule with 209 saves, the second highest single-season total in the history of the program. Senior Victoria Crenson (North Salem, N.Y.) played 54:39 and did not make a save to earn the win for the Owls. Junior Kathryn Hoar (Plymouth, Mass.) closed out the final 35:21 making one save.