Goldenberg notches lone score for Green and Gold in non-conference setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Hawks of Becker College this afternoon in on-conference action from Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Becker 3
Records: Fitchburg State (1-2-0) | Becker (2-1-0)
How It Happened
Becker opened the scoring 7:43 into the contest as senior midfielder Kyra Teixeira (Old Lyme, Conn.) tucked a shot inside the near post off a free kick from her team-leading fourth tally on the season for the 1-0 edge.
Following the break, Fitchburg State nearly knotted the score when junior Tess Angelosanto (Stoneham, Mass.) riffled a shot that sailed just wide before the Hawks doubled their margin (2-0) in the 70th minute of action with Teixeira collecting her second score of the contest.
Becker tacked on an insurance marker at the 76:49 mark on a goal from Shannon Kelley (Bellingham, Mass.) off an assist from senior Meghan Ballentine (Gardner, Mass.). Fitchburg State would cut the deficit to 3-1 with just over three minutes left in the contest as senior Micaela Goldenberg (Douglas, Mass.) converted a penalty kick for her first goal on the season, resulting in the 3-1 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marks the 16th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 9-6-1 all-time when taking on the Hawks.
Fitchburg State had won four of the previous six contests against Becker with the two teams playing to a 1-1 double overtime draw last season at Alumni Field.
Goldenberg led the way for the Falcons with one score
Teixeira paced the Hawks with two goals
The Hawks finished with a slime 13-12 advantage in shots as well as holding a 5-2 margin in corner kicks
Freshman Dania Politi (Springfield, Mass.) made eight saves for Fitchburg State in the setback
Newcomer Olivia Sherwood (Southington, Conn.) turned aside eight shots for Becker in the winning effort
Falcons will travel to Suffolk University on Saturday to take on the Rams for a non-conference matchup, starting at 12:00PM. Hawks will host the Terriers of Thomas College on the same date for a non-conference tilt at 3:00 PM.