Craig nets third tally of the season for Fitchburg State in conference setback
Worcester, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Lancers of Worcester State University this afternoon in Little East Conference (LEC) action from Coughlin Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Worcester State 41Records: Fitchburg State (1-11, 0-6 LEC) | Worcester State (9-2, 5-0 LEC)
How It Happened
Worcester State grabbed a 1-0 lead 1:19 into the contest as senior Olivia Antoneli (Westford, Mass.) found the back of the cage off a penalty corner off assists from Alexa Bobbin (Charlestown, R.I.) and Cassidy Windler (Holden, Mass.).
The Lancers doubled their advantage minutes later when senior Sophia Monopoli (Worcester, Mass.) netted a marker of rebound before Rachel Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) connected a score with four seconds left in the half for the 3-0 margin going into the break.
Following the intermission, the hosts upped its lead in the 42nd minute of play on Hopkins second tally of the contest to make the score 4-0. Fitchburg State answered back with 2:10 left in the contest with sophomore Sarah Craig (Winchendon, Mass.) registering her team-leading third goal on the 2019 campaign, resulting in the 4-1 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest will mark the 39th meeting between the two teams in the sport o field hockey with the Falcons 16-23-0 all-time when taking on the Lancers
Worcester State has won the last five contests against Fitchburg State, including a 5-0 decision last season at Elliot Field
Worcester State held a 23-3 edge in shots, while also finishing with a 12-2 margin in penalty corners
Freshman Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.) made eight saves for the Falcons in the setback
Sophomore Jess Hopkins (Chelmsford, Mass.) went untested in 54 minutes of action for the Lancers to earn the victory
Falcons will host the Owls of Westfield State University on Thursday for an LEC matchup, starting at 4:00 PM. Lancers will host the Huskies of Southern Maine on Wednesday for a conference tilt at 7:00 PM.
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