McGuigan Sets Scoring Record as Wolves Defeat Saxons

Emily McGuigan (22) celebrating her record-breaking goal -- Photo by Emily Hoffman '21
Emily McGuigan (22) celebrating her record-breaking goal -- Photo by Emily Hoffman '21

By Zach Braster '20

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — Senior Emily McGuigan scored both goals, including the school-record 57th of her career, as the Keuka College Women's Soccer team defeated Alfred University 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Keuka College entered the contest with a 6-3 overall record, including a 5-0 record in NEAC contests. The Wolves would be taking on the Saxons from Alfred University, who entered the contest with an overall record of 4-4-3 and an 0-2-1 record in Empire 8 conference play.

The beginning of the first half was a back and forth battle between the teams where neither of them seemed to gain the advantage. This was the case, until Emily McGuigan, who entering the game was tied for the Keuka College record for all time goals scored at 56 goals, was able to handle a beautiful cross from Morgan Fuller and send it home for her record breaking 57th goal of her career. The game would remain 1-0 in favor of Keuka until late in the first half, when Alfred University's Karah Landries would put a corner kick opportunity in the back of the net to tie the game 1-1.

The beginning of the second half would present many opportunities for the Saxons as they took two corner kicks early, neither of which they were able to capitalize on as Keuka defended them to perfection. Keuka, on the other hand, was able to take advantage of a scoring chance midway through the second half as senior Emily McGuigan was able to score her second goal of the game, and the 58th of her career, putting Keuka College up 2-1. The rest of the second half would present many opportunities for both teams, but in the end the Keuka College Wolves would hold on to their 2-1 lead and move to 7-3 on the season.

Next up for the Wolves will be Gallaudet University who will travel to Keuka for a NEAC matchup on Saturday, October 12.