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Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Utica on Senior Day


Keuka Athletics news release

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. — The 2023 season for the Keuka College Women’s Lacrosse team ended on Saturday with a 20-7 loss to Utica University in an Empire 8 Conference game at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

Freshman Tori Nelson led Keuka College (2-11, 0-7 Empire 8) with her first career hat trick. Maddie Fassinger added two goals for the Wolves in the loss.

Utica University 20 at Keuka College 7
The Wolves got out to a fast start as Tori Nelson scored just over three minutes into the game on Saturday for the early 1-0 Keuka College lead. Utica answered a minute and a half later. The goal started a run for the Pioneers as they scored eight straight to lead 8-1 after the first quarter.

The run continued for Utica in the second quarter. Utica held the Wolves to just two shots in the frame. They outscored the Wolves 5-0 in the second to lead 13-1 at the half.

Keuka College to back on the board with a goal 5:37 into the third quarter as Grace Morse set up Maddie Fassinger. Utica responded, but Keuka answered right back with the second goals from Tori Nelson and Maddie FassingerMadeline Greene added a goal, but Utica had the final tally of the third to take a 16-5 lead into the final quarter.

The visitors outscored the Wolves 4-2 in the fourth quarter to see the game out. Keuka College got goals from Grace Morse and Tori Nelson, but the Wolves would fall 20-7 to Utica.

KC Notes:

  • Keuka College falls to 1-9 all-time against Utica. The Wolves are winless in five meetings at Keuka College
  • As a team, Alyssa Chase and Hannah Blaker combined for 10 saves. The Wolves recorded 140 saves this season, the second-most in program history
  • Chase finished the year with 117 saves. It was the fifth-most in a single season and she currently sits at fifth on the career saves list
  • Playing in her final game, senior Madeline Greene recorded 11 draw controls. She will end her senior season with the sixth-most draw controls in a season with 70 and leaves Keuka with the fifth-most in program history
  • The Wolves held a 16-12 edge in draw controls on Saturday.
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