Fitchburg State Edged By Bears, 1-0

Fitchburg State Edged By Bears, 1-0

Foster stops three shots for Falcons in MASCAC quarterfinal round setback

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The sixth seeded Falcons of Fitchburg State dropped a tough 1-0 decision to third seeded Bridgewater State in 2016 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women's Soccer quarterfinal round action at Swenson Field this evening.

In the first half, Bridgewater State threatened midway through the half as junior forward Nicole Simas and classmate Courtney Pepin put back-to-back shots on frame that Falcon keeper Alexandra Foster was able to corral to preserve the 0-0 stalemate going into the break.

Following intermission, Fitchburg State nearly took the lead in the 66th minute of play when senior forward Victoria Floeck blasted a shot on goal, but Bridgewater State netminder Lauren DeSousa turned aside.

The Bears broke the 0-0 deadlock at the 74:14 mark as Simas collected a rebounded shot off the foot of freshman forward Alana Vincent and deposited the ball into the lower left corner for her third marker on the year, resulting in the 1-0 final.

Throughout the contest, Bridgewater State finished with a 14-4 advantage in shots, while also holding a 10-1 margin in corner kicks. In goal, Foster made three saves for the Falcons in the complete game effort, while DeSousa stopped two shots for the Bears in 90 minutes of work.

Fitchburg State concludes its 2016 season with an overall record of 6-13-0 and a 3-4 mark in the MASCAC play, while Bridgewater State improves to 7-5-5 and 4-1-2 in conference play and will travel to second seeded Westfield State on Friday for a semifinal round match up at 7 p.m.

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