By Liam Gambon
The Rams came into a tough matchup against the 3-1 Keene State Owls with a record of 1-2 and came out victorious to even their record out to .500 at 2-2.
The Rams won this game by a score of 1-0. The lone goal was scored by Freshman Jana Paecht who showed off her skills by outrunning and outstepping her opponents all game long.
Sophomore goalkeeper Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux shutout the Owls and made 14 saves behind a rock wall defense that proved nearly impenetrable.
Junior back Haley McKay was arguably the player of the game as she showed off some great defense not only by keeping players from getting past her but by keeping nice footwork and not overcommitting to a play.
McKay forced the Owls to turn over the ball 13 times and also not only kept one player from scoring on a clear breakaway shot but kept her from even being able to shoot the ball.
McKay also blocked a corner pass intended for a Keene State forward with a scoring chance and also blocked a straight shot on goal from even reaching Gagne-Lamoureux.
McKay showed confidence, comfortability and poise as she bulwarked the Rams defense into not allowing a single goal let alone a single legitimate scoring chance.