It will be 10 years next month since I graduated from Keene State College but I still enjoy getting to campus whenever I can. Last weekend was no exception as the Owls had a full sports Saturday schedule to kick off Spring Weekend on campus. The baseball team was in doubleheader action against Western Connecticut State, softball (doubleheader) and Women’s Lacrosse each played Rhode Island College and the Men’s Lacrosse team capped off the night against conference rival Eastern Connecticut State.
(L-R) Tyler DiPrato, Tim Thiesing, Dan Arsenault during the National Anthem. The Owls beat Western Connecticut State 15-12 and 6-2 sweeping the conference games.
KSC Junior Tim Thiesing (#38) picked up his second win of the season
KSC Sophomore Larry Longo (#24) drives in one of three RBI’s
KSC Junior Tim Thiesing (#38) went 5 strong innings, striking out 4
KSC Freshman David Valley (#14) awaits the play
KSC Senior catcher Tyler DiPrato talks strategy with pitcher Tim Thiesing
KSC Senior catcher Tyler DiPrato (#15) had a great day going eight-for-11with four runs scored and three RBI’s
KSC Freshman Nick Vita (#45) throws across the diamond
KSC Junior Juan Bisono (#8) lays down a well executed bunt
KSC Senior Ed Lacourse (#12) pitched 2 innings striking out 4 in the second game
KSC Freshamn Nick Vita (#45) went 4-for-6 scoring 3 runs and adding 2 RBI’s
KSC Junior Emily Albin (#12) pitched 5 1/3 innings starting the first game of the doubleheader
KSC Sophomore Jessica Fiorenza (#9) runs out a play to first base
KSC Junior Samantha Pratt (#13) focuses on the ball
KSC Junior Maura Bergan (#23) cracks a smurk on her way back from a meeting at the mound
KSC Freshman Ellissa Coburn (#10) makes a throw to first base
KSC Junior Courtney Savoie (#3) picked up the win for the Owls in the second game pitching a complete game shutout
The Lady Owls split the games losing game one 5-1 but winning the second 1-0.
KSC Junior Maura Bergan (#23) takes a swing
Maura Bergan and Emily Albin figure out their gameplan
KSC Junior Sara Stocklinski (#88) throws the ball in
The Lady Owls lacrosse team wore pink t-shirts before the game, pink socks and used pink balls as the game was part of a support against the battle of breast cancer with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen “Play for the Cure” fund
The game was extra special for KSC Senior Emily Persano (#2) who lost her mother to breast cancer last July
The Lady Owls came out strong and never let up defeating Rhode Island College 19-4
KSC Senior Jamie Albert (#10) scored 3 goals for the Owls
KSC Senior Lauren Sawyer (#17) had a goal and added 2 assists
KSC Senior Emily Persano (#2) had 2 goals and 3 assists in the win
KSC Sophomore Lauren Brown (#28) netted 3 goals
KSC Freshman Sarah Rothhaus (#13) defends against RIC
The KSC Owls were down eight goals in the first half but came back to win 19-17 over Eastern Connecticut State University
KSC Senior Michael Araujo (#24) had a goal and was 5-for-19 in faceoffs
KSC Junior Griffin Meehan (#12) had 5 goals and 2 assists in the comeback win
KSC Senior Justin Flessa-LaRoche (#42) reaches out for the ball
KSC Sophomore Taylor Jette (#21) had 4 goals and an assist
KSC Sophomore Kyle Bennett (#28) looks down the field anticipating his next move
KSC Senior Michael Araujo (#24) fends off a Eastern Connecticut defender
KSC Junior Matt Schairer (#25) lead the owls with 6 goals and an assist
KSC Junior Griffin Meehan (#12) gets fired up after an Owl goal
The win moved the Owls into first place in the Little East Conference.
The overcast skies, winter temps, wind and eventual rain didn’t keep the fans away and all and all it was an impressive day for Keene State winning 5 of the 6 games played at Owls Stadium complex.