Women’s Soccer Advances to NEAC Championship

Morgan Fuller (4) put Keuka College ahead 1-0 on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber
Morgan Fuller (4) put Keuka College ahead 1-0 on Saturday -- Photo by Ed Webber

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The Keuka College Women's Soccer team advanced to their ninth North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship Game after defeating Cazenovia College 2-0 in the semi-finals on Saturday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.  

Keuka College (13-3-1, 10-0-1 NEAC) got a pair of first half goals from Morgan Fuller and Julia Oglesby. Those goals held as Jessica Pegg made seven saves on the day, recording the shutout.

Keuka College 2 vs. Cazenovia College 0 – NEAC Semi-Finals

The first half opened with both teams fighting for the ball on a windy Saturday at Keuka College. The Wolves had the first chance in the ninth minute as Emily McGuigan dribbled into the box. Her near-post shot was stopped by a diving keeper to keep the game scoreless. Cazenovia had a chance in the 21st minute, but their effort went wide. The Wolves took the lead minutes later. Emily McGuigan dribbled through the Wildcat defense and into the box. She lost control of the ball as the Cazenovia keeper lunged for it, pushing it to the right. However, she pushed it right to Morgan Fuller. The freshman finished it for her fourth goal of the year as the Wolves took a 1-0 lead. Cazenovia continued to pressure the Keuka College defense but never broke through. Late in the half, Keuka College took advantage of a corner kick. A loose ball was partially cleared out by Cazenovia, but Abby Richards collected it and sent it back into the box. She found Julia Oglesby on the back post. The freshman headed it off the post and in for the 2-0 lead.

Keuka College continued to attack in the second half, limiting Cazenovia's offensive opportunities. The Wolves had a chance to make it 3-0 in the 71st minute as Morgan Fuller hit a 30-yard free kick to the back post. The goalie for Cazenovia made a leaping save, pushing the ball aside. Keuka College would continue to limit the Wildcats' chances as the Wolves held onto the 2-0 victory on Saturday.

Game Highlights:

Morgan Fuller opens the scoring for Keuka College

Julia Oglesby heads home the Abby Richards pass for the 2-0 lead

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 9-3 in NEAC Semi-Final games and 17-11-3 overall in the conference tournament
  • The Wolves won their fifth straight meeting with Cazenovia College and lead the all-time series 25-1-2
  • The win was the 13th of the season for Keuka College and seventh at home, but tying the program record
  • It was win number 13 in goal for Jessica Pegg setting a new single-season record for Keuka College goalkeepers

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves advance to face Penn St.-Berks in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship on Sunday. The two sides played to a scoreless draw in the regular season and finished conference play with an identical 10-0-1 record. The Wolves will be looking for their first conference title since 2010 while Berks, the defending champions, will look to make it six straight North Eastern Athletic Conference titles.