Field Hockey Earns 2-1 NEAC Victory Over Wilson

Shelby Lamb (14) scored the game-winning goal on a penalty stroke on Saturday -- Photo by Veronica Ebert
Shelby Lamb (14) scored the game-winning goal on a penalty stroke on Saturday -- Photo by Veronica Ebert

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Field Hockey team defeated Wilson College 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game.

Shelby Lamb scored the game-winning goal for Keuka College (3-11, 2-1 NEAC) on a penalty stroke. Alysa Maddaleno added a goal for the Wolves in the victory and Kassidy Valentine made four saves.

Keuka College 2 vs. Wilson College 1

Keuka College came out strong on Saturday, pressuring the Phoenix in the first 10 minutes of action. The Wolves had an 8-1 advantage in penalty corners, but was unable to break through. The game remained scoreless at halftime.

Minutes into the second half, Taylor Lessard hit a ball from outside the circle towards the right post. Maddaleno was on that post and shot the ball to the far left post to give Keuka College a 1-0 lead. The Wolves doubled the lead in the 60th as Nicole Wilson raced through the Phoenix defense and on goal. She got behind the last defender and was tripped from behind, resulting in a penalty stroke. Shelby Lamb took the opportunity with a strong shot to the lower corner, making it 2-0 Keuka. Wilson College got one back minutes later, but the Keuka College defense held for the 2-1 conference victory.

KC Notes:

  • Saturday was the first victory for Keuka College in three meetings with Wilson College
  • Keuka College set a new program record with three wins and a pair of conference victories on the season
  • Alysa Maddaleno moved into second in total points on the team this season
  • Shelby Lamb is tied for the team lead with five goals, one shy of the single season record

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves close their North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule on Wednesday, October 18, travelling to Morrisville State. The Mustangs have topped the Wolves in their previous two meetings.