Keuka College Loses in Quarterfinals in a Shootout

Photo by Shelby Lamb
Photo by Shelby Lamb

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The Keuka College Women's Soccer team lost to Penn College 3-1 in a shootout after playing the Wildcats to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals

Keuka College finishes the 2017 season with an 8-7-2 record.

Penn College 0 at Keuka College 0 – Penn College wins shootout 3-1

Both teams battled for possession in the first half with a majority of the play coming in the middle third of the field. Keuka College had the only three shots of the half but none truly threatened goal as the game went to halftime scoreless.

The Wolves increased the offensive pressure in the second half. They outshot Penn College 11-3 in the frame. In the 73rd minute, Kelsey Maurer got behind the Wildcat defense, but Penn's goalie made the save to keep the game scoreless. With just minutes left in regulation, Keuka College had a pair of opportunities off the foot of Brooke Guernsey. The junior had a pair of shots in close to goal, but both were cleared off the line by a Wildcat defender. The game would remain scoreless after 90 minutes of play.

It was Penn College with the offensive threat in the first overtime period. They had a header off of a cross less than a minute into overtime that sailed just wide of the post. Keuka College had three corner kicks in the 10-minute period, but was unable to score. Both teams played conservatively in the second overtime and the game would end 0-0 and go to a shootout.

Keuka missed its opening shot of the shootout and Penn College scored for the 1-0 lead. However the reverse would happen in the second round as Nicolette Keith scored for Keuka College and Kenna Kosinski made a save in goal. Penn College's keeper made a pair of diving saves on the next two Keuka attempts and the Wildcats scored in both rounds to win the shootout 3-1 and advance to the NEAC Semi-Finals.

KC Notes:

  • With the game officially ending in a tie, Penn College leads the all-time series 3-1-1 against Keuka College
  • Keuka College is now 0-3 in penalty kick shootouts in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament
  • The Wolves have lost in the First Round/Quarterfinals of the NEAC Tournament for the fourth straight season