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No. 3 Keene State, No. 4 UMass Boston Advance to LEC Women's Soccer Semifinals

No. 3 Keene State, No. 4 UMass Boston Advance to LEC Women's Soccer Semifinals

2017 LEC Women's Soccer Championship Bracket

No. 3 KEENE STATE 4, No. 6 UMASS DARTMOUTH 2 | Box Score

The host Owls scored each of the first three second half goals after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the opening 45 minutes. Senior Tori Laires (Ludlow, Mass.) put Keene State out in front for good in the 52nd minute and freshman Sarah Carron (Feeding Hills, Mass.) netted what proved to be the game-winner four minutes later. That lead grew to 4-1 just over two minutes after that on senior Katie Silegy's (Keene, N.H.) tally in the 58th minute.

Freshman Alexis Pachecho (Swansea, Mass.) scored both goals for the Corsairs. She tied the game at 1-1 in the 20th minute off a pass from sophomore Taryn Carley (Kingston, Mass.) and capped the scoring in the match in the 88th minute.

Freshman Shelby Offord (Shelton, Conn.) stopped two of the four shots on goal she faced to earn the decision in goal for the Owls, who outshot the Corsairs 21-10 in the match. Senior Madison Boucher (Southampton, Mass.) totaled nine saves in the taking the loss for UMass Dartmouth.

Keene State will next travel to second-seeded Western Connecticut for a LEC semifinal match Thursday night.


Senior Kerri Alexander (Carver, Mass.) scored the only goal the host Beacons (6-11-2) would need just 7:55 into the match, and freshman Kayleigh LeFreniere (Hanover, Mass.) put away any hopes of an Anchorwomen comeback with her tally in the final minute to second UMass Boston to the LEC semifinals.

Rhode Island College (5-12-1) had a number of scoring opportunities throughout the match, particularly late in the second half in which it had six corner kicks, but was unable to cash in.

Junior Alyssa Fugiel (Easthampton, Mass.) needed to make just two saves to earn the decision in goal for the Beacons. Sophomore Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, R.I.) had five stops in taking the loss in goal for the Anchorwomen.

UMass Boston will next travel to top-seeded Eastern Connecticut for Thursday night's semifinal match.