Chazy shutout earns title

WESTPORT - The Eagles claimed their fifth straight MVAC title with a decisive 6-0 win over Keene, Oct. 24.

Astrid Kempainen amassed five goals, including four in the first half, as Chazy went up 5-0 at halftime. Her first came just 1:52 into the contest, firing from 20 yards out. She scored twice by way of corner kick, and then twice more from long range.

Keene was without two of its key starters, goalie Megan Hall and forward Emma Nye, both of whom were sidelined with H1N1 influenza. Two other players were absent for ACT tests, leaving the Division II leaders with just 12 players on their active roster.

"We certainly had to make some adjustments," said Keene head coach Fred Hooper.

The Eagles took full advantage, outshooting Keene 14-0 in the first half. Sandra Olds assisted Devin Latremore, and then found Kempainen to put Chazy up 5-0.

Chazy continued to pressure in the second half when Kempainen one-touched the ball just inside the right post off a pass from Victoria Reynolds. In the end, they outshot Keene 25-3.

"We had the consistency to get the job done," said Chazy head coach Karin Trombley, noting the wet, rainy conditions at Camp Dudley. "I think we played a decent passing game and a good possession game."

Jessica Caner and Louisa Sardella had strong defensive games for Keene, and Amanda Boyle helped create some scoring chances on offense. Emma Gothner was busy in the net with 14 saves.

Chazy 6, Keene 0

1 2

Keene 0 0 - 0

Chazy 5 1 - 6

First half: 1, Ch, As. Kempainen (M. Reynolds), 1:52. 2, Ch, As. Kempainen, 4:30. 3, Ch, Latremore (Olds), 7:15. 4, Ch, As. Kempainen, 21:36. 5, Ch, As. Kempainen (Olds), 26:47.

Second half: 6, Ch, As. Kempainen (V. Reynolds), 6:14.

Shots: Chazy 25, Keene 3.

Saves: Tooke, Ch, 2. Gothner, K, 14.

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