Hemmings ties own single game saves record of 21 in non-conference setback
Worcester, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team dropped a tough 2-0 decision to the Engineers of WPI this afternoon in non-conference action from Alumni Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, WPI 2
Records: Fitchburg State (5-9) | WPI (11-3)
How It Happened
WPI opened the scoring at the 19:38 mark as junior Leah Beauton (Colchester, Conn.) gathered a feed from classmate Sofia Orrico (Bethel, Conn.) and deposited a shot into the left side of the net for her ninth marker on the season for the 1-0 edge.
The Engineers nearly doubled their margin midway through the frame on a pair of shots from freshman Lilly Proulx (New Boston, N.H) and a shot by Orrico, but Falcon keeper Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) was able to turn aside all three shots, to keep the score at 1-0 going into the break.
Following the intermission, WPI upped its advantage in the 54th minutes when Beauton connected on her second tally of the contest for the 2-0 lead. The Falcons would threaten later in the stanza as freshman Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) pushed a shot just wide, resulting in the 2-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marked the 23rd meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 5-18 all-time when taking on the Engineers
WPI has won the last seven matchups against Fitchburg State, including a 4-0 decision in the last meeting on September 9, 2018 at Elliot Field
The Engineers held a 48-3 margin in shots, while also registering a 12-1 edge in corner kicks
Hemmings made 21 saves for Fitchburg State in the setback
Senior Mandy St. Germain (Upton, Mass.) turned a side one shot in 45 minutes of action for WPI in the triumph
With her 21 saves, Hemmings ties her own school record for most saves in a single game (10/5/17) vs Clark
Falcons will host the Lancers of Worcester State on Saturday for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 2:00 PM. Engineers will travel to Mount Holyoke on the same date for a conference tilt at 2:00 PM.