Junior goalkeeper Kayla Labrecque of Westhampton, MA extended her scoreless streak against Keene State College to 186 minutes, 28 seconds with her second shutout in as many career starts against the Owls when the Warriors stretched their Little East Conference regular-season unbeaten streak to 23 (21-0-2) and maintained a share of the top spot in the conference with two regular-season matches remaining.
Named LEC Goalkeeper-of-the-Week Monday for the first time this year and third time in her career, Labrecque lowered her GAA to 1.10 – second-best in the conference – with her second LEC shutout of the season. Her season-high 11 saves were three shy of her career-high, set in last year’s 1-0 overtime victory over Keene at Willimantic. One of the two goals allowed by Labrecque in a 2-0 midweek home loss to Trinity came on a penalty kick.
Eastern (6-6-3, 4-0-1 LEC) shares first place in the LEC and hosts the University of Massachusetts Boston Friday at 7 p.m. in a conference match before closing out its conference season Oct. 28 by hosting the University of Southern Maine. Wins in their final two LEC contests complete a third straight unbeaten conference season for the Warriors and no worse than a share of a third straight regular-season title (they have won the last two titles outright).
UMass Boston is currently in third place in the conference, three points behind the LEC co-leaders. Eastern is 20-3-2 all-time against the Beacons, a winner of the last two and is 10-0-2 against UMB on its home field.