Women’s Soccer Edges Fitchburg; 2-1

Kayla Almstrom
Kayla Almstrom

Fitchburg, Mass.— The Framingham State women's soccer team defeated Fitchburg State by a score of 2-1 in MASCAC action Friday evening at Elliot Field. 

THE BASICS
Score:
  Fitchburg State 1, Framingham State 2
Records:  Fitchburg State (3-11-1, 2-5 MASCAC) | Framingham State (5-11-1, 4-3 MASCAC)
Location: Elliot Field – Fitchburg, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After a scoreless first half the Rams wasted little time tripping the scoreboard as senior Kayla Almstrom (Auburn, Mass.) converted a pass from freshman Olivia Mihalek (Northborough, Mass.) just under two minutes in for the 1-0 lead.
  • The visitors doubled the lead when freshman Elizabeth Paolucci (Chelmsford, Mass.) snuck a shot inside the post past Falcons goaltender Sarah Hemmings(Eastham, Mass.) in the 57th minute.
  • The Falcons cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 69th minute. Freshman standout Elicia Marshall (Taunton, Mass.) maneuvered in-between the Rams defense, picked up a loose ball and deposited her 10th goal of the season into an open net.
  • Framingham net minder Jennifer Stevens (Hopkinton, Mass.) made several key saves down the stretch to keep the Falcons at bay and earn the victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Stevens finished the night with nine saves, while Hemmings made three saves in the loss.
  • Fitchburg held the advantage in shots (16-9) and both teams had three corners in the game.

UP NEXT:

  • Fitchburg (#6) will travel to Westfield State (#3) while Framingham (#4) will host Salem State (#5), on Tuesday, October 30that 7pm in opening round action of the MASCAC tournament.​

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*Release courtesy of Fitchburg sports information