Loyd nets team leading eighth tally for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State men's soccer team dropped a tough 2-1, double overtime decision to the Cougars of Clark University this evening in non-conference action from Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Clark 2 (2OT)
Records: Fitchburg State (5-5-1) | Clark (9-4)
How It Happened
Clark broke the 0-0 stalemate at the 43:58 mark as senior Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) gathered a feed from senior Jonathan Guilherme (Oxford, Conn.) and deposited a shot into the back of the net for his second tally of the season for the 1-0 advantage.
The Cougars nearly doubled their margin with seconds left with shots from Guilherme, sophomore Daniel Moura (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) and junior Patrick Clark (Plainville, Mass.), but Falcon keeper Sebastian Jaramillo (Dracut, Mass.) made a pair of key saves, while senior Zachary Buckland (Billerica, Mass.) added a team save as well to keep the deficit at 1-0 going into the break.
Following the intermission, the Green and Gold knotted the score (1-1) in the 53rd minute when freshman Alexander Loyd (Kingston, Mass.) received a pass from Buckland, who put a shot inside the far post for his team-leading eighth goal on the year.
In the overtime, the Cougars finally broke the 1-1 deadlock in the 102nd minutes of play as sophomore Brian Brennan (Stoneham, Mass.) buried a shot into the back of the net for his sixth goal of the 2019 campaign off an assist from senior Charlie Lane (Southborough, Mass.), resulting in the 2-1, double overtime final.
Inside the Numbers
- This afternoon's contest will mark the 33rd meeting between the two squads on the pitch with the Falcons 6-25-2 all-time vs the Cougars
- Clark held a 27-9 margin in shots, while also holding a 10-3 edge in corner kicks
- Jaramillo made 14 saves for the Falcons in the setback
- Freshman Caleb Rosenthi-Vincent (Stony Brook, N.Y) stopped two shot in relief to earn his first collegiate victory for the Cougars
Falcons will host the Buccaneers of Mass. Maritime Academy on Saturday for a MASCAC bout, starting at 5:00 PM. Cougars will host the Bears of Coast Guard on the same date for a NEWMAC clash at 1:00 PM.