Falcons post first MASCAC win
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's soccer team notched their first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory of the 2018 campaign with a hard fought 2-0 victory over the Buccaneers of Massachusetts Maritime Academy this morning at Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State University 2, Massachusetts Maritime Academy 0
Records: Fitchburg State (2-2-1, 1-0 MASCAC) | Massachusetts Maritime Academy (1-3-1, 0-1 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Mikaela Mitchell (Millbury, Mass./Millbury) opened the scoring in the first half as she gathered a loose inbounds ball at the 40-yard line, streaked down the right wing and deposited the ball topshelf over the Maritime keeper for the 1-0 lead.
Following the intermission, the Falcons doubled the advantage when Elicia Marshall (Taunton, Mass./Bristol-Plymouth Regional) collected the rebound off an initial shot from Madison Medina (Pelham, NH/Lowell Catholic) for the insurance marker and the 2-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
In goal for the Falcons, sophomore Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass./Nauset Regional) stopped all seven shots she faced en-route to her second win on the year, while sophomore Mikayla Houlihan (Middleboro, Mass.) made nine saves for the Buccaneers in the setback.
Fitchburg held the advantage in shots (23-11) and corner kicks (7-4).
Marshall's goal was her team-leading sixth goal of the season.
This morning's contest will mark the 11th matchup between the two teams with the Falcons currently 10-0-1 all-time when taking on the Buccaneers.
Fitchburg State has won the last three contests against Mass. Maritime, including a 3-1 decision last season at Clean Harbors Stadium.
Falcons will travel to Dean College on Tuesday to take on the Bulldogs for a contest starting at 3:30 p.m. The Bucs will visit Brandeis on Tuesday as well, starting at 4 p.m.