|Keene State College||University of Southern Maine|
GORHAM, Maine — Junior Taylor Farland (Fiskdale, Mass.) had a dominant all-around game leading the visiting Keene State College Owls to a 16-6 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies Saturday afternoon in Little East Conference action at Hannaford Field.
The Owls improved to 5-9 overall and 3-1 in the conference with their fifth win in their last seven games. The Huskies dropped to 7-6 overall and 1-4 in LEC play with their second straight loss.
Farland had a game-high six goals, passed out two assists, scooped up 11 ground balls, and added three draw controls and four caused turnovers to her line.
Senior Kelly Chadnick (Brewster, N.Y.) complemented Farland scoring five goals. Junior Taylor Graf (Hanover, Mass.) matched Farland with eight points coming on two goals and six assists. Senior goalie Alison Argiro (Hingham, Mass.) made eight saves to earn her fourth win of the season.
Seniors Sam Campobasso (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) and Lauren Lessard (Lewiston, Maine/Kents Hill), and sophomore Aliza Jordan (Gorham, Maine) scored two goals apiece for the Huskies. Sophomores Hala Van Nostrand (Granby, Conn.) and Miriam Wood (Wakefield, Mass.) split the goaltending chores for USM. Van Nostrand played the opening half surrendering nine goals and stopping three shots. Wood took over after halftime allowing seven goals and making two saves.
The Owls scored the first six goals to open a 6-0 lead less than 19 minutes into the game. Farland ignite the Owls’ offense, and Chadnick and Graf each had two goals in the run.
Jordan finally got the Huskies on the board at the 10:54 mark before Chadnick and Farland found the net to push the KSC lead up to 8-1. Campobasso scored twice in a span of 55 seconds to give the Huskies some life, but Farland made it 9-3 before halftime.
After the break, Farland and Lessard twice traded goals to make it 11-5, but the Huskies would get not closer. The Owls put the game out of reach with a run of five straight goals to go ahead 16-5 with 11:28 to play.
Prior to the start of the game, USM honored its six seniors for their outstanding careers. Honored were Campobasso and Lessard, defenders Kaelyn Kuni (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and Aubrey Pennell (Freeport, Maine), and midfielders Heather Everett (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and Ashley Lomasney (York, Maine).