Loyd and Bastien net one goal each for Fitchburg State in MASCAC victory
Westfield, Mass. – The Fitchburg State men's soccer team defeated the Owls of Westfield State University, 2-0 this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action from Alumni Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 2, Westfield State 0
Records: Fitchburg State (5-4-1, 2-1 MASCAC) | Westfield State (2-7, 1-2 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State grabbed the lead at the 12:08 mark of the first half as freshman forward Alexander Loyd (Kingston, Mass.) connected on his team-leading seventh goal on the season for the 1-0 advantage, going into the break.
Following the break, the Green and Gold doubled their advantage in the 62nd minute of action when senior Marckdonard Bastien (Worcester, Mass.) gathered a feed from Loyd and deposited the ball into the back of the net for his third marker of the year to make the score 2-0.
Inside the Numbers
- This afternoon's contest will mark the 42nd meeting between the two squads on the pitch with the Falcons 15-25-2 all-time vs the Owls
- The shots were even at 18-18, while Westfield State held a 5-1 margin in corner kicks
- Junior Branton Abbett (Jasper, Ind.) stopped three shots for the Falcons, en-route to his fifth career shutout
- Counterpart Tyler Diotalevi (Ludlow, Mass.) made ten saves in the setback for the Owls
Falcons will hosts the Cougars of Clark University on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt, starting at 4:00 PM. Owls will host the Spartans of Castleton University on Tuesday in non-conference action at 4:00 PM.