Hemmings stops nine shots in conference setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team suffered a tough 3-0 setback to the Owls of Westfield State this evening in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action from Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, Westfield State 3
Records: Fitchburg State (4-7-0, 1-2 MASCAC) | Westfield State (5-4-1, 2-1 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Westfield State grabbed the lead 56 seconds into the contest as senior Bella Eduardo (Springfield, Mass.) connected on her sixth score of the year off an assist from sophomore Jenn Rennich (Bedford, Mass.) for the 1-0 edge.
The Owls doubled their advantage (2-0) in the 32nd minute of action when freshman Lydia Kinsman (Granville, Mass.) gathered a feed from junior Morgan Remington (Enfield, Conn.) and headed the ball inside the near post for her fifth tally on the year.
Following the break, the Green and Gold threatened as freshman Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) and junior Shannon McCarthy (Chicopee, Mass.) put shots on frame, but Owls keeper Lauryn Davis (Templeton, Mass.) turned aside both shots.
Westfield State secured the victory late in the stanza with Rennich notching her second goal of the 2019 campaign, resulting in the 3-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
This evening's contest will mark the 28th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 5-21-2 all-time when taking on the Owls
Westfield State has won eight of the last nine contests with Fitchburg State, including a 2-1 decision last season at Alumni Field
The Owls held a 22-4 margin in shots, while also registering an 8-2 edge in corner kicks
Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made eight saves for Fitchburg State in the setback
Davis stopped four shots for Westfield State in the victory
Falcons will travel to Rhode Island College on Tuesday to take on the Anchorwomen for a non-conference tilt, starting at 6:00 PM. Owls will visit Plymouth State on the same date for a non-conference matchup at 3:30 PM.