Senior pushes career points total to 73
NORTON, Mass. – Senior midfielder Lauren Corigliano (Roselle Park, N.J./Roselle Park) registered her fifth career multi-goal game to lift the Wheaton College women's soccer team to a 2-1 non-conference victory over Keene State College at Nordin Field on Wednesday evening.
Corigliano, who guided the Lyons to the win in their first-ever game played on Nordin Field in program history, found the back of the net in the seventh minute and the 76th minute to increase her career points total to 73 (27g, 19a) in 84 games played in a Wheaton uniform.
At the 6:47 mark, Corigliano headed home her fifth goal of the season on a feed by junior forward/midfielder Julia Cipriano (Middlebury, Conn./Pomperaug) into the upper right corner of the net to give the Blue and White a quick 1-0 advantage. Wheaton outshot Keene State, 6-3, for the remainder of the half before the conclusion of the stanza.
Keene State first-year forward Taylor Farland (Fiskdale, Mass./Tantasqua) found the equalizer in the 74th minute for the Owls after gathering a loose ball at the top of the box and firing a shot into the top left corner of the net to bring the contest level at 1-1.
Corigliano wasted little time in potting the game-winning goal (seventh career) as she corralled a blocked shot in the box and roofed a strike over the reach of Keene State senior goalkeeper Torrie Crenson (North Salem, N.Y./North Salem) just two minutes and 29-seconds after Farland's game-tying tally.
Crenson finished with a game-high seven saves in the loss (5-6), while Wheaton junior goalkeeper Ali Hinton (Lafayette, Colo./Alexander Dawson School) stopped four shots to improve her record to 4-2-0 on the season and 17-3-0 in her career.
The Lyons outshot Keene State, 17-8, and also held a slim 5-3 margin in corners. Kelsee Howes (Maynard, Mass./Maynard) paced the Blue and White in shots with seven. Farland led the Owls with four shots.
Wheaton (6-4-1) hosts Wellesley in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest this Saturday at 2 p.m. Keene State (5-6-0) travels to Rhode Island College this Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup. With today's win, the Lyons are now 8-2-1 in the all-time series versus Keene State, which dates back to 1998.