KEENE, N.H. – Sophomore Taylor Farland (Fiskdale, Mass.) and senior Ellen Granata (North Hampton, N.H./St. Thomas Aquinas each scored two goals to lead the Keene State College Owls to a 7-0 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference women's soccer game Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Keene State improves to 3-2-1 and starts its LEC schedule at 1-0. Southern Maine drops its second straight game to stand at 2-3 and 0-1 in the Little East.
Farland put her team up early scoring in the second minute and then doubled the Owls' lead in the 10th minute with her second goal of the game and fourth of the season. KSC took a 4-0 lead into the break as junior Brittany Tolla (Newtown, Conn./Newtown), who assisted on Farland's second goal, and sophomore Katie Silegy (Keene, N.H.) each scored in the 12th and the 36th minute.
Keene continued to click offensively scoring just two minutes into the second half as Granata notched the first of her two goals in the 47th minute to make it 5-0 in favor of the Owls. Granata made it 6-0 less than 10 minutes later punching in her second goal of the game in the 56th minute. Freshman Shannon Denault (Chicopee, Mass.) capped the Owls' scoring for the 7-0 final in the 64th minute.
Junior Danielle Warhall (Spofford, N.H./Keene) earned the win making one save in 45 minutes. Senior Kathryn Hoar (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South), who played the final 45, also made a save to share the shut out. USM senior Marissa Temple (Grafton, Mass.) made nine saves in the loss. Keene State held a 21-4 lead in shots and a 6-1 advantage in the penalty corners.
Southern Maine remains on the road for its next contest and will travel to nearby St. Joseph's College (Maine) for a non-conference game on Wednesday (4:00 p.m.). Keene State travels to Johnson and Wales for its next match on Wednesday (5:00 p.m.).