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Sept. 15 Sports wrap: Keene scores early in win over Westport

Red Storm earns five game win in volleyball

Emma Gothner of Keene watches as Westport goalkeeper Karlee McGee punts the ball during the Beavers 4-1 win Sept. 15.

Emma Gothner of Keene watches as Westport goalkeeper Karlee McGee punts the ball during the Beavers 4-1 win Sept. 15. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Four goals in the first half gave the Keene girls varsity soccer team all the room they would need as they scored a 4-1 victory over Westport Sept. 15.

“They got excited for the game and they came here ready to play,” Beavers head coach Fred Hooper said. “They were having fun on the field and looking for each other.”

Meghan Hall, who had a chance to open the scoring 30 seconds into the game, connected in the fourth minute off a Sadie Holbrook assist. Holbrook scored the next two goals of the game, in the 18th and 28th minutes, the second off a Hall assist.

Hall also assisted Chrissy Fabiano on the fourth goal for the Beavers in the 40th minute.

“Their core stepped up in the first half,” Westport head coach Brad Rascoe said. “They had the better of the play in the first half, but I thought that we played better in the second half.”

The Eagles actually outshot the Beavers, 19-13, trying to find the top half of the goal against Beavers keeper Tucker Geiger, who made 10 saves and deflected several balls away from the net.

“Their goalie made some great saves,’ Rascoe said.

“Our defense and Tucker played extremely well tonight,” Hooper added.

Westport’s tally came in the 61st minute, as Mallory Suddoth notched her first varsity goal on an assist from Alexa Mitchell. Karlee McGee made seven saves.

Lions beat Warriors

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions scored the opening two goals of the game en route to defeating the Willsboro Lady Warriors 3-1 Sept. 15.

Caitie Decker opened the scoring in the fourth minute off an assist from Emily morris. Morris also assisted on the first goal of the second half, which was scored by Shonna Brooks. Kylee Cassavaugh scored the third tally for the Lions, unassisted.

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