Abbett and DePina propel Falcons to non-conference victory
Leicester, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's soccer team notched a 2-0 road victory over Becker College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Alumni Field.
Score: Fitchburg State University 2, Becker College 0
Records: Fitchburg State University (2-0) | Becker (1-2)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State (2-0) got on the board in the 34th minute of action when senior midfielder Ibrahima Male (Pawtucket, R.I./CCRI) headed in a perfect cross from freshman forward Yannick DePina (Boston, Mass./Madison Park) to put the Falcons up 1-0.
The Green and Gold doubled its margin in the 66th minute as DePina scored off a pass from senior defender Thomas Mahlert (North Oxford, Mass./Quinsigamond CC), resulting in the 2-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
The Falcons outshot Hawks 26-6 in the match.
Newcomer Yannick DePina tallied first collegiate goal.
Branton Abbett (Jasper, Ind) posted 2 saves for his first collegiate win and shutout.
14th meeting between Fitchburg State and Becker on the pitch with the Falcons currently 12-2-0 all-time when taking on the Hawks
Fitchburg State hasn't conceded a goal to Becker in over 540 minutes of action.
The Falcons hosts Regis College on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm
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