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Falcons Drop 2-0 Decision To Anchorwomen

Falcons Drop 2-0 Decision To Anchorwomen

Hemmings and Vitale combine to stop 11 shots in non-conference setback

Providence, R.I. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team suffered a 2-0 setback to the Anchorwomen of Rhode Island College this evening in non-conference action from Alumni Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 0, Rhode Island College 2

Records: Fitchburg State (4-8) | Rhode Island College (3-9)

How It Happened

Rhode Island College opened the scoring at the 18:27 mark as senior Kat Carrillo (Central Falls, R.I.) connected on her second tally of the season, firing a shot into the right side of the net for the 1-0 edge.

Fitchburg State nearly knotted the score midway through the frame when freshman Lindsay LeBlond (Candia, N.H) put a shot on target, but Anchorwomen goaltender Erica Edwards (North Kingstown, R.I.) turned aside to preserve the 1-0 margin going into the break.

Following the intermission, Rhode Island College secured the victory in the 68th minute of action with freshman Alexandra Amore (Saunderstown, R.I.) gathering a feed from junior Soleil Galagraza (Pawtucket, R.I.) and connecting on her fourth tally on the year, resulting in the 2-0 final.

Inside the Numbers

This evening's contest will mark the eighth meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 2-6 all-time when taking on the Anchorwomen

Rhode Island College has won the last four meetings with Fitchburg State, including a 5-1 decision last season at Elliot Field

The Anchorwomen held a 24-5 margin in shots, while also registering a 6-1 edge in corner kicks

Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) and sophomore Emily Vitale (Ashland, Mass.) combined to make 11 saves for Fitchburg State in the setback

Edwards finished with two saves in the victory for Rhode Island College

Up Next

Falcons will travel to Mass. Maritime Academy on Saturday to take on the Buccaneers for a MASCAC tilt, starting at 12:00 PM. Anchorwomen will travel to Plymouth State on the same date for a conference matchup at 1:00 PM.