Balanced Scoring Guides Keuka College Past Abington

Abby Richards (12) scored her first collegiate goal on Saturday
Abby Richards (12) scored her first collegiate goal on Saturday

ABINGTON, Pa. — Four different Wolves scored as Keuka College defeated hosts Penn St.-Abington 4-0 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference women's soccer match on Saturday afternoon.

Keuka College (10-3, 8-0 NEAC) received goals from Kelsey Maurer, Emily McGuigan, Julia Oglesby, and Abby Richards. Freshman keeper Jessica Pegg made three saves in earning the shutout.

Keuka College 4 at Penn St.-Abington 0

Penn St.-Abington got the early opportunity with a corner kick, but nothing would come of it. In the 10th minute, it was Keuka College who pulled ahead. Julia Oglesby got loose in the box and hit one over the keeper's head for the 1-0 lead. Minutes later, Emily McGuigan doubled the lead with her 50th career goal. The junior also put one over the keeper's head and into the goal for the 2-0 advantage. Abby Richards added a tally in the 31st minute as she cut in and beat the goalkeeper to the low left post, giving Keuka College a 3-0 halftime lead.

Both sides got opportunities in the second half. The two teams combined for 10 shots and five corner kicks in the frame. However, Keuka College was the only team to capitalize on the opportunities. Midway through the second, Emily McGuigan found Kelsey Maurer for the goal. Keuka College would play out the final 20 minutes as they defeated Penn St.-Abington 4-0 on Saturday.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College improves to 6-4-1 all-time against Penn St.-Abington and earned just their second ever win on the Nittany Lions' home field
  • The Wolves extend their school-record winning streak to nine games
  • Dating back to the last season, the Wolves have won 10 straight NEAC games. All eight conference wins this season have been shutouts
  • Emily McGuigan tied Nicole Bondellio for second on the career goals list with 50. McGuigan is just the third player in program history to scored 50 goals in a career
  • Since the 2011 season, Julia Oglesby is just the third freshman to score 10 or more goals in her rookie season. Teammate Emily McGuigan holds the lead with 19 during her freshman campaign
  • Abby Richards' goal was the first of her collegiate career
  • Jessica Pegg earned her 10th win of the year in goal. She moves to sixth on the career wins list at Keuka College

Up Next for Keuka College: The Wolves step out of non-conference play on Tuesday for a midweek tilt at Pitt.-Bradford. Keuka College will return to the Jephson Community Athletic Complex next weekend for a big conference weekend. Keuka College will host both Penn College and Penn St.-Berks over the weekend. The Wildcats and the Nittany Lions join the Wolves as the top three teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference standings.