Bedard nets first collegiate tally in non-conference setback
Providence, R.I. – The Fitchburg State men's soccer team dropped a tough 3-2 decision to the Anchormen of Rhode Island College this evening in non-conference action from Alumni Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 2, Rhode Island College 3
Records: Fitchburg State (7-8-2) | Rhode Island College (9-6-2)
How It Happened
Rhode Island College opened the scoring at the 25:39 mark as freshman Thomas Aldana (Providence, R.I.) gathered a feed from sophomore Brandon Ramos (Boston, Mass.) and found the back of the net for his sixth mark on the season for the 1-0 margin.
The Anchormen doubled their edge (2-0) roughly one minute later when Ramos connected on his sixth tally of the year on assists from junior Sa-Leem Kamarah (Providence, R.I.) and Aldana. Fitchburg State answered back in the 36th minute of action with sophomore David Bedard (Westminster, Mass.) receiving a pass from senior Christian Lucchesi (Tewksbury, Mass.) , who then connected on his first collegiate tally to make the score 2-1 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Rhode Island College upped its advantage at the 47:25 mark as Ramos netted his second goal on the evening, before the Falcons cut the deficit to 3-2 when freshman Alexander Loyd (Kingston, Mass.) notched his team-leading 12th marker of the 2019 campaign.
Inside the Numbers
- This evening's contest marked the 15th meeting the two squads with the Falcons 9-4-2 all-time when taking on the Anchormen
- Rhode Island College finished with a 22-8 margin in shots, while also holding a 9-0 edge in corner kicks
- Junior Branton Abbett (Jasper, Ind.) made seven saves for the Falcons in the setback
- Counterpart Charlie Tashjian (West Warwick, R.I.) stopped three shots for the Anchormen in the victory
- Bedard notched his first collegiate tally for Fitchburg State
Falcons will host the Vikings of Salem State University on Saturday for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 11:00 AM. Anchormen conclude their 2019 regular season this evening and have clinched the second seed in the upcoming LEC post-season tournament.