AURORA, N.Y. – The Keuka College Field Hockey team earned their first win of the season, defeating Wells College 3-1 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday evening.
The Wolves (1-14, 1-2 NEAC) will conclude their 2016 season at home on Wednesday, hosting SUNY Geneseo at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.
The three goals in a game set a new program record for Keuka College. Also setting a record was sophomore Alyssa Orsino who scored a pair of goals in the win, the first multi-goal game in program history. Also scoring for the Wolves was Taylor Lessard. Elizabeth Sherman made four saves to earn the win.
The win also marked the first in the coaching career of Keuka College Head Coach Tessa Knapp.
Wells came out fast with early shots and penalty corners in the defensive end. The Wolves defense held and was able to flip the field with shots of their own. Halfway through the first, Wells beat Sherman in goal for Keuka, but Adele Fairbrother came in to keep the ball out for the defensive save. Less than a minute later, Keuka charged down and had a scoring attempt illegally defended, resulting in a penalty stroke. Alyssa Orsino took the stroke, the first in program history, and scored for the 1-0 lead. After taking the lead, the Wolves controlled the play. They had four penalty corners. Keuka College converted on the fourth. Taylor Lessard inserted the corner and the ball ended up the Jade Earle. Earle shot the ball wide and found Lessard who tipped it in for the 2-0 advantage, a lead Keuka would take into halftime.
Wells College came out of the locker room and attacked Keuka. They had early shots on goal and it paid off 13 minutes in. The Express found the goal to cut Keuka's lead to 2-1. The Express continued to attack and pressure, but were unable to break through. The Wolves were able to create pressure in front of Wells' goal. The ball found the stick of Orsino. The sophomore scored her second goal of the game for Keuka College, making the score 3-1. The Wolves would hang on to that two-goal advantage as they defeated the Express for their first win of the season.