LeBlond nets first collegiate score for Fitchburg State in MASCAC victory
Buzzards Bay, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team suffered defeated the Buccaneers of Mass. Maritime Academy, 3-2 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon from Clean Harbor Stadium.
Score: Fitchburg State 3, Mass. Maritime 2
Records: Fitchburg State (5-8, 2-2 MASCAC) | Mass Maritime (1-11, 0-4 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Fitchburg State opened the scoring just 20 seconds into the contest as freshman forward Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) gathered a feed from junior Shannon McCarthy (Chicopee, Mass.) and connected on her team-leading ninth marker on the season for the 1-0 advantage.
The Green and Gold double their margin (2-0) in the 11th minute of play when Read netted her second goal of the contest. Mass. Maritime cut the lead to 2-1 at the 18:57 mark with freshman Arial Damery (Plympton, Mass.) notched her third score of the 2019 campaign.
The Falcons answered back with 16 minutes left in the half as freshman Lindsay LeBlond (Candia, N.H.) notched her first collegiate tally off an assist from senior Natalie Arsenault (Ashburnham, Mass.) for the 3-1 edge going into the break.
Following the intermission, the Buccaneers responded late in the stanza when freshman Julia Podchaiski (Wallingford, Conn.) lofted a shot from 18 yards out into the back of the net for her first collegiate goal, resulting in the 3-2 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marked the 12th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 11-0-1 all-time when taking on the Buccaneers
Fitchburg State has won the last five meetings with Mass. Maritime, including a 2-0 decision last season at Elliot Field
The Falcons held a 16-12 margin in shots, while also registering a slim 4-3 edge in corner kick
Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) stopped one shot for Fitchburg State in the victory
Freshman Paige Albertson (Nantucket, Mass.) made five saves for Mass. Maritime in the setback
LeBlond collected her first collegiate tally for the Green and Gold
Falcons will travel to WPI on Tuesday to take on the Engineers for a non-conference matchup, starting at 3:30 PM. Buccaneers will host the AMCATS of Anna Maria on Monday for a non-conference bout at 7:00 PM.