Panthers' scoring struggles continue
KEENE, N.H. – The Keene State College men's soccer team posted a 4-0 Little East Conference shutout victory over rival Plymouth State University on a damp and dreary Saturday afternoon at Owl Athletic Complex.
Keene State, which improves to 4-5-1 (2-1 LEC), found its offense, scoring the most goals in a game this season. In addition, all four goals came from players who found the back of the net for the first time this fall.
KSC scored three of its goals in the first half. The first two were set by up junior back Kyle Levitt. Leavitt sent in sophomore Bryce Lawlor with a short lead pass in the box to make it 1-0 at the 4:45 mark, and seven minutes later, crossed the ball to the weak side where junior Joe Senecal knocked the ball down and bent it into the far corner of the net to make it a 2-0 game.
Junior Danny Silverman concluded the first half scoring when he put a rebound past Panther junior goalie Bjorn Ohlsson.
Plymouth State (1-7, 0-2 LEC), which has lost its last three games, had a couple of quality scoring chances in the first half turned back by KSC freshman goalie Michael Ketterman. Alone in front, sophomore Jake Sjoberg tipped a pass in the box right into the hands of Ketterman who was at the right place at the right time to make the save. Later in the half, junior Parker Spear's drive on a direct kick from 26-yards out was tipped over the cross bar by Ketterman.
Junior Nick Greenwood won a footrace to the ball and scored in the second half for the Owls' final goal. Both teams had 18 shots while Keene State led 7-4 in corner kick chances.
Ohlsson, who stopped a break-in shot by Senecal with 4:50 to play, finished the game with seven saves.
Keene State host Salem State on Wednesday (6:30 p.m.). Plymouth State is off until next Saturday when it travels to Southern Maine for a noon LEC game.
(Courtesy of Keene State Sports Information)
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