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Falcons Nipped By Bears, 4-1

Falcons Nipped By Bears, 4-1

LeBlond collects second career tally in conference setback

Bridgewater, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Bears of Bridgewater State this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action from Swenson Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 1, Bridgewater State 4

Records: Fitchburg State (5-11, 2-4 MASCAC) | Bridgewater State (10-6, 5-1 MASCAC)

How It Happened

Bridgewater State opened the scoring at the 5:41 mark as senior Emma Sanders (Seekonk, Mass.) connected on her fourth tally of the season for the 1-0 advantage. The Bears doubled their margin (2-0) in the 37th minutes of action when senior Alana Vincent (Taunton, Mass.) collected a feed from junior Samantha Tomaszewski (Sterling, Mass.) and put a shot inside the far post for her tenth tally on the year.

Following the break, the Bears extended their lead in the 64th minute of play when Vincent settled a pass from freshman Kelly Powers (Stoughton, Mass.) and notched her second marker of the contest. Bridgewater State tacked on an insurance goal minutes later with Vincent netting her third score on the day.

Fitchburg State cut into the deficit at the 68:41 mark as freshman Lindsay LeBlond (Candia, N.H.) collected a corner kick of the foot of classmate Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.), who then headed the ball inside the right post for her second career marker with fellow freshman Kai Paddock-Picano (Waltham, Mass.) picking up the second assist, resulting in the 4-1 final.

Inside the Numbers

This afternoon's contest marked the 28th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 3-23-2 all-time when taking on the Bears

Bridgewater State has won the last eight matchups with Fitchburg State, including a 4-1 decision last season at Elliot Field

The Bears finished with a 32-5 edge in shots, while also holding a 7-1 margin in corner kicks

Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made seven saves for Fitchburg State in the setback

Senior Kellie Souza (Wilmington, Mass.) stopped one shots for Bridgewater State in the victory

Up Next

Falcons will host the Lynx of Lesley University on Tuesday for a non-conference tilt, starting at 4:00 PM. Bears will travel to UMass Boston on the same date for a non-conference bout at 7:00 PM.