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Falcons Nipped By Cougars, 3-0

Falcons Nipped By Cougars, 3-0

Massicotte and Jaramillo combine to stop ten shots in non-conference setback 

Worcester, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's soccer team suffered a tough 3-0 setback to the Cougars of Clark University in non-conference action this evening at Granger Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 0, Clark 3

Records: Fitchburg State (4-7) | Clark (9-3-1)

How It Happened

Clark opened the scoring at the 25:21 mark as junior midfielder Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) deposited a shot inside the near post for his third score of the season for the 1-0 margin.

The Cougars doubled their lead seven and half minutes later when freshman Brian Brennan (Stoneham, Mass./St. John's Prep) settled a feed from classmate Connor Ross (Atkinson, N.H./Timberlane Regional) and connected on his third score on the year to make the score 2-0 going into the intermission.

Following the break, Fitchburg State threatened in the 58th minute of play as sophomore Yannick DePina (Boston, Mass./Madison Park) and junior Marckdonard Bastien (Worcester, Mass./Worcester North) put back-to-back shots on frame, but Clark keeper Marco White (Manhattan Beach, Calif./VistamarSchool) denied both scoring opportunities to preserve the shutout.

Clark upped its advantage at the 63:05 mark when Ross received a pass from senior Jack Stark (Abington, Mass./Catholic Memorial) and connected on his team-leading ninth goal of the 2018 campaign, resulting in the 3-0 final.

Inside the Numbers

This afternoon's contest will mark the 32nd meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 6-24-2 all-time when taking on the Cougars.

Clark has won the last 13 matchups with Fitchburg State, including a 5-1 decision last season at Elliot Field.

Clark finished with a 27-8 margin in shots, while also holding a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

In goal, junior Ga Massicotte (Clinton, Mass./Clinton) and sophomore Sebastian Jaramillo (Dracut, Mass./Dracut) combined to stop ten shots for the Falcons, while White made six saves for the Cougars en-route to earning the clean sheet.

Junior defender Nolan Brassard (Leominster, Mass./Nashoba Regional) concluded the contest with a team-best two shots.

Up Next

Falcons will host the Trailblazers of MCLA on Saturday for a MASCAC clash, starting at 1:30 PM. Cougars will host the Engineers of MIT on the same date for a NEWMAC tilt at 1:00 PM.