Lamprey notches first collegiate victory for Fitchburg State in non-conference victory
New London, N.H. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team defeated the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College, 4-2 this afternoon in non-conference action from Veitch Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 4, Colby-Sawyer 2
Records: Fitchburg State (1-1) | Colby Sawyer (1-1)
How It Happened
Colby-Sawyer took a 1-0 lead at the 6:07 mark of the first period as senior forward Alie Jones (Cape Neddick, Maine) fired a shot into the back of the of a feed from junior Julia Lanctor (Sandown, N.H.) for her first tally on the year for the 1-0 edge.
Fitchburg State knotted the score (1-1) in the 21st minute of action when senior Nicole Tocco (Gloucester, Mass.) collected a pass from freshmen Lena Spadafore (Lunenburg, Mass.) and Sophia Morse (West Bridgewater, Mass.) and tucked the ball inside the near post.
The Falcons grabbed a 2-1 advantage with just under two minutes left in the half with sophomore Sarah Craig (Winchendon, Mass.) gathering a loose ball in front of the net off a shot by newcomer Grace Kerr (Holliston, Mass.) and found the back of the net for her first goal on the year.
Following the break, both teams traded scores as sophomore Chrissy Coffield (North Conway, N.H) notched a score for Colby-Sawyer, while newcomer Sophia Sousa (Dartmouth, Mass.) collected the goal for Fitchburg State to make the score 3-2.
The Green and Gold upped its margin at the 50:59 mark when junior Sophia Laperle (Auburn, Mass.) struck for her first tally of the 2019 campaign off assists from classmate Chloe Gladu (North Reading, Mass.) and Spadafore, resulting in the 4-2 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marks the fourth matchup between the two schools in field hockey with the Falcons 3-1 all-time when taking on the Chargers
Fitchburg State has won the last three meetings with Colby-Sawyer as the Chargers earned a 3-1 triumph last season at Elliot Field with former Falcon registering the lone goal for the Green and Gold
Spadafore registered her first two collegiate points with a pair of helpers for the Falcons.
Colby-Sawyer held a 29-11 margin in shots, while also holding a 9-2 edge in penalty corners
Senior Olivia Grant (Portsmouth, N.H.) had two defensive saves for the Green and Gold
Freshman Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.) collected 20 saves for Fitchburg State, en-route to earning her first collegiate victory
Junior Abby Ladd (Colchester, N.H.) stopped six shots for Colby-Sawyer in the setback
Falcons will travel to Roger Williams University on Saturday to take on the Hawks for a non-conference matchup, starting at 1:00 PM. Chargers will host the Panthers of Plymouth State University on the same date for a non-conference tilt at 12:00 PM.