Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Gallaudet 5-0

Kelsey Maurer (20) scored a pair of goals for Keuka College on Saturday
Kelsey Maurer (20) scored a pair of goals for Keuka College on Saturday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Keuka College Women's Soccer teams defeated hosts Gallaudet University 5-0 on Saturday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference matchup.

Keuka College (6-6-1, 5-1-1 NEAC) got a pair of goals from freshman Kelsey Maurer. Vera Freda, Danielle DeSimone, and Emily McGuigan each added goals in the victory.

Keuka College 5 at Gallaudet University 0

Keuka College controlled play early, outshooting Gallaudet 5-1 in the opening 20 minutes. Their offensive pressure paid off in the 27th minute as Vera Freda found the back of the net for her second goal of the season. The game would go to halftime with the Wolves leading the Bison 1-0.

The Wolves put the game away in the second half. Danielle DeSimone scored in the 58th minute to make it 2-0. Minutes later, DeSimone set up Kelsey Maurer for the goal. That sparked a run for the Green and Gold. Maurer scored her second of the game 32 seconds later and Emily McGuigan capped the scoring minutes after that as Keuka College continued onto the 5-0 victory.

KC Notes:

  • The Wolves are 7-0 against Gallaudet since the Bison joined the North Eastern Athletic Conference in 2010
  • Keuka College shutout Gallaudet and allowed only four shots. The Bison entered the game as the NEAC's second highest scoring team
  • It is the second multi-goal game of the season for Kelsey Maurer
  • Emily McGuigan scored the 31st goal of her career, tying her for ninth on the Keuka College career list with Donna Maltagliati '05 and Alyssa Hermenet '11

Coming up for Keuka College: The Wolves take on four-time defending champions Penn St.-Berks on Sunday in Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions defeated Keuka College 6-1 last season and the Wolves have not defeated them since the 2010 season. That win was in the semi-finals of the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament. Keuka College would go on to win the conference championship that season.