Women's Soccer Falls at Keene State, 5-0

Oct. 18, 2008

KEENE, N.H. -- Sophomore forward Katie Bradford (Lebanon, N.H.) had two goals and two assists to lead the Keene State women's soccer team to a 5-0 shutout victory over UMass-Dartmouth in Little East Conference action on Saturday.

Keene State jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead.  Senior midfielder Michelle Boland (Worcester, Mass.) knocked in a crossing ball from Bradford at the 1:17 mark.  It was Boland's eighth goal of the season and fourth marker in the last two games.

Freshman forward Sia Karamourtopolos (Freemont, N.H.) gave KSC a 2-0 with her fifth goal of the season at the 8:37 mark.  Bradford set up the goal with a short lead pass. 

Bradford finished off a crossing ball from sophomore forward Nora Mahoney (Belchertown, Mass.) at the 20:12 mark to stake KSC to a 3-0 lead at the break.
 
The Corsairs best opportunity to score came with 9:05 to play in the first half when sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Duarte's (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) direct kick just went wide of the far post.
           
UMD sophomore goalie Tanya Braga (Hudson, MA/Hudson HS) prevented the Owls from extending their lead when she made a diving stop of a direct kick off the foot of freshman midfielder Tara Nathan (Bethel, Conn.) 10 minutes into the second half.

Later, junior midfielder Molly Brunelle (Walpole, N.H.) deflected a cross by Nathan into the top corner of the lead to make it a 4-0 game at the 59:08 mark.

Bradford completed the scoring with her second goal of the game. Taking a pass from junior midfielder Kendra Spencer (Petoskey, Mich.), Bradford stepped around UMD freshman goalie Jennifer Denker (Holliston, MA/Holliston HS.) and put the ball into the open net.

Owl junior goalie Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, Mass.), and freshmen Ashley Molloy (Manchester, N.H.), and Lea Swanson (Wakefield, R.I.) shared the shutout for the Owls (12-4, 4-1 LEC), who have won three straight. Molloy made the only save.

For the Corsairs, Braga played the first 69:12 and made four saves.  Denker played the final 20:41 and made one stop for UMD (3-6-4, 1-2-2 LEC). (Report courtesy Keene State Sports Information)