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Falcons Drop 3-1 Decision To Fighting Scots

Falcons Drop 3-1 Decision To Fighting Scots

Hemmings collects 13 saves for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Fighting Scots of Gordon College in non-conference action this morning from Elliot Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 1, Gordon 3

Records: Fitchburg State (2-4) | Gordon (4-1-1)

How It Happened

Gordon opened the scoring at the 11:46 mark as senior Christin Redding (Linwood N.J.) collected a loose ball on the left side of the net and deposited a shot inside the far post for her second goal of the season for the 1-0 edge.

Fitchburg State knotted the score (1-1) in the 28th minute of action when freshman Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) lofted a shot from 25 yards out and into the upper left corner for her team-leading fourth tally on the year.

Following the break, the Fighting Scots regained the lead with 16 minutes remaining in the contest as Redding received a feed from junior Monet Marshall (Redmond, Wash.) and struck for her second goal of the contest to make the score 2-1.

The visitors added an insurance goal minutes later as senior Lexi Potter (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) tucked the ball inside the near post for her third marker of the 2019 season, resulting in the 3-1 final.

Inside the Numbers

This morning's matchup will mark the third meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 0-3-0 all-time when taking on the Fighting Scots

Gordon has won all three meetings with Fitchburg State, including a 2-0 decision in the last meeting on Oct 22, 1994 at Elliot Field

The Fighting Scots held a 34-8 advantage in shots, while also finishing with an 8-0 margin in corner kicks

Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made 13 saves for the Green and Gold in the setback

Freshman Tori Paine (Northbridge, Mass.) stopped one shot for the Fighting Scots in 45 minutes of action to earn her first collegiate triumph in net

Up Next

Falcons will travel to Framingham State on Friday to take on the Rams for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 4:00 PM. Fighting Scots will host the Lancers of Worcester State on Tuesday for a non-conference tilt at 7:00 PM.