Wolves Fall to Express in Field Hockey

Taylor Lessard (5) scored for Keuka College on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Taylor Lessard (5) scored for Keuka College on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Field Hockey team lost on Saturday morning at home to Wells College 2-1 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Keuka College (2-9, 1-1 NEAC) got its lone goal from Taylor Lessard with Alysa Maddaleno getting the assist.

Wells College 2 at Keuka College 1

The Wolves wasted no time in taking the lead on Saturday. They brought the ball down the right side off of the start. Alysa Maddaleno hit a ball into the circle from the right side right to Taylor Lessard in the middle. She one-timed the ball to the left post for the 1-0 lead 35 seconds into the game. The Express would tie it up halfway through the first. Off of a corner, a long shot was deflected in front of goalie Kassidy Valentine and into the goal, making it 1-1. The game would remain tied at the half.

Much like how the Wolves scored in the first, Wells College took the ball down the right side in the beginning of the second half. A long pass from the right to the middle of the circle was hit in, giving Wells a 2-1 lead 1:29 into the second half. Keuka College was able to increase their offensive pressure. The Green and Gold had nine penalty corners in the half. The offensive attack generated seven shots, six on goal, but the Wells goalkeeper was up to the task, making all six saves. The Express held on for the 2-1 victory.

KC Notes:

  • Despite the loss, Keuka College still has a 2-1 record all-time against Wells College
  • Keuka College generated 10 penalty corners in the game for the fourth time this season. They achieved it only once in each of the previous two seasons
  • Taylor Lessard scored her second goal of the season, tying her total from the 2016 season
  • The assist by Maddaleno was her third of the season, tying her for second-most on the team

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves face a tough next two games with a pair of non-conferences games during the week. They travel to King's College on Tuesday and host St. John Fisher on Thursday. Both the Monarchs and the Cardinals qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.