Keuka College Defeats Wells for First NEAC Victory

Photo by Ed Webber
Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. -- Alizabeth Knoutscored her first career goal with 15 minute to lift the Keuka College Field Hockey team to the 1-0 victory over visiting Wells College.

The win marks the first North Eastern Athletic Conference win in school history, as well as the first win in program history on their home turf. Elizabeth Sherman made 19 saves in earning her first collegiate and the program's first shutout.

The Green and Gold (2-5, 1-0 NEAC) will remain at home this week as they host Oswego State in a non-conference affair. The game with the Lakers is scheduled for Wednesday at 4pm at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Wells College (2-5, 1-1 NEAC) came out early and set the tone against the Wolfpack. The Express controlled possession and played the majority of the opening 35 minutes in Keuka's end. Goalie Elizabeth Sherman stood strong for Keuka. She made 13 saves in the half to keep the game scoreless. Keuka was able to apply pressure on one run and forced a penalty corner, however they were unable to score and the game went to halftime scoreless.

The second half started much like the first, with Wells controlling the play. The continued to put pressure on the Keuka net, but they were unable to score. With 15 minutes left to play in regulation, Keuka College gained possession and carried it to the Express' end. After a pair of corners, the ball ended up in front of the net and was shot home by Alizabeth Knout for the 1-0 lead. Wells was not fazed by the goal and continued to attack Keuka. Sherman stood strong in net and the Keuka defense rallied to keep the ball out of the net. The Green and Gold took possession to the Wells end for the final three minutes of play and controlled the ball until the final whistle, giving Keuka the 1-0 victory.