Foster and Gale combine to stop nine shots for Falcons in MASCAC setback
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Fitchburg State women's soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to the Lancers of Worcester State this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Coughlin Field. In a contest with Sterling Cup implications.
The Lancer remain unbeaten in MASCAC play as they improve to 3-0 in conference and 4-5 overall. With the loss, the Falcons dip to 3-7 overall, and 1-2 in the conference.
The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute when Worcester State was allotted a free kick 40 yards out. Senior midfielder Nicole Parenteau found classmate Jenna Martin in front of the net, who headed the ball into the back of the net for 1-0 advantage.
Four minutes later, Worcester State struck again when sophomore Nikki DiPilla dribbled down the left side of the field fired a shot inside the near post to up the score to 2-0 before the half. In the first half, Worcester State held an 8-3 shot advantage and a 6-0 margin on corner kicks.
Following the intermission, Worcester State junior forward Tsara LeBlanc scored back-to-back goals to advance the score to 4-0 with freshman Cate Farmer picking up an assist on the first tally, while sophomore Ashleigh Howland assisted on the latter.
With the clock winding down, the Lancers capped the scoring as freshman Hailie Young fed a pass to classmate Skylar Alves for the final goal of the game, resulting in the 6-0 final.
Throughout the contest, Worcester State held a 23-5 advantage in shots, while also holding a 7-0 margin in corner kicks. In net, freshman Alexandra Foster and sophomore Shelby Gale combined to stop nine shots for the Falcons, while junior Vanessa O'Donnell made four saves for the Lancers in 67:05 minutes of action.
The Lancers hit the road on Thursday (Oct. 6) when they travel to Keene State for a non-conference matchup at 7 p.m. The Falcons return to action on Tuesday (Oct. 4) as they travel to Nichols for non-conference action, starting at 4 p.m.
Release courtesy of the Worcester State SID office