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Falcons Drop 2OT Game to Raiders

Falcons Drop 2OT Game to Raiders


Lamprey sets single-game record for saves (29)

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team fell to the Raiders of Rivier University, 1-0 in double-overtime in non-conference action this evening at Elliot Field

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 0, Rivier 1 2OT
Records: Fitchburg State (1-6) | Rivier (2-3)

How It Happened

After seventy-nine minutes of scoreless action, freshman Carissa Letendre (Whitinsville, Mass.) propelled the Raiders to the 1-0 win with her second marker of the season. On the 26th penalty corner of the game, Rivier midfielder Lia Yohanan (Andover, NJ) blasted a shot from the top of the circle off the pads of Falcons goalkeeper Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.). Letendre corralled the rebound and tucked the ball into the corner of the net for the hard-fought victory.

Lamprey starting in only her seventh career start, set the Falcons single-season record for saves in the game with 29. The first-year player was stellar in net all night long, keeping the game scoreless. Also big linchpins on defense were senior Olivia Grant (Portsmouth, NH) and freshman Sophia Morse (West Bridgewater, Mass.), while junior Chloe Gladu (North Reading, Mass.) had two defensive saves

Inside the Numbers

  • Sarah Craig (Winchendon, Mass.) and Nicole Tocco (Gloucester, Mass.) each had two shots on goal for Fitchburg State.
  • Rivier University held the advantage in shots (40-11) and corners (18-8)
  • Sophomore Katie Olsen (Saugus, Mass.) had six saves in the win for the visitors.
  • This afternoon's contest was the tenth meeting between Fitchburg St. and Rivier in the sport of field hockey with the Falcons 9-1-0 all-time when taking on the Raiders.

Up Next

Falcons will host the Panthers of Plymouth State University on Saturday morning for a Little East clash starting at 10:00 AM. Rivier will host Simmons College for a GNAC conference tilt at 5:00 PM.