Bastien nets lone goal for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback
Quincy, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University Men's Soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 decision to the Lions of Eastern Nazarene College this evening in non-conference action from the Veterans Memorial Field..
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Eastern Nazarene 2
Records: Fitchburg State (2-2-1) | Eastern Nazarene (5-1)
How It Happened
Eastern Nazarene opened the scoring at the 17:53 mark as junior forward Charlie Swann (London, England) collected a feed from senior Prem Subedi (Scranton, Penn.) and tucked the ball inside the near post for his eighth tally on the year for the 1-0 edge.
Fitchburg State knotted the score midway through the frame when senior Marckdonard Bastien (Worcester, Mass.) buried a shot into the back of the net for his first score of the season off an assist from classmate Zachary Buckland (Billerica, Mass.) to make the score 1-1 going into the intermission.
Following the break, the Lions regained the lead in the 56th minute with freshman defender Carlos Moya (Oviedo, Spain) gathered a loose ball in front of the net and struck for his second marker of the 2019 campaign as the hosts held on for the 2-1 final..
Inside the Numbers
This evening's contest will mark the sixth meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 2-4-0 all-time when taking on the Lions
Two teams had split the previous four matchups (2-2) with Fitchburg State coming away with a 2-1 triumph last season at Elliot Field
Junior Branton Abbett (Jasper, Ind.) stopped three shots for Fitchburg State in the setback
Counterpart Tim Eddings (Endicott, N.Y.) made three saves for Eastern Nazarene in the victory
The Lions held a 19-9 edge in shots, while also holding a 6-1 margin in corner kicks
Falcons will host the Rams of Framingham State University on Saturday for a contest starting at 2:00 PM. Lions will travel to Elms College on the same date for an NECC tilt at 4:00 PM.