Hemmings turns aside six shots for Falcons in MASCAC setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision to the Owls of Westfield State University this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, Westfield State 4
Records: Fitchburg State (4-12-0, 1-5-0 MASCAC) | Westfield State (8-5-2, 5-1-0 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Westfield State took the lead at the 8:03 mark when sophomore midfielder Marissa McGue (Quincy, Mass.) collected a shot off the post from senior Kenzie Saltmarsh (Westfield, Mass.) and tucked the ball inside the far post for her fifth goal of the season for the 1-0 margin going into halftime.
In the second half, the Owls doubled their advantage (2-0) in the 57th minute of play as sophomore midfielder Bella Eduardo (Springfield, Mass.) settled a feed from classmate Juliana Templeton (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) and deposited the ball into the right side of the net for her team-leading ninth tally on the year.
Westfield State added an insurance marker at the 88:51 mark when freshman Morgan Remington (Enfield, Conn.) received a pass from junior Ashley Levya (Walpole, Mass.) and tucked the ball inside the left post for her third goal of the season, resulting in the 4-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
26th meeting between the two schools on the pitch with the Falcons 5-19-2 when taking on the Owls.
Westfield State has won five of the last six contests against Fitchburg State with the Falcons defeating the Owls, 2-1 in overtime last year.
Freshman Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) finished with six saves for the Falcons, while sophomore senior Leah Ciampa (Danvers, Mass.) stopped went untested in 70:30 minutes of action for the Owls to earn her first victory on the year
Prior to the contest, Fitchburg State honored one senior playing her final regular season, #21 Siobhan O'Connell (Scituate, Mass.).
Westfield State finished with a 20-1 advantage in shots, while also holding an 8-1 margin in corner kicks.
Falcons will travel to Rhode Island College on Wednesday to take on the Anchorwomen for a contest starting at 6 p.m. The Owls will visit Simmons College on the same day for a 7 p.m. start.