Lamprey stops four shots for Fitchburg State in conference setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team suffered a tough 2-0 setback to the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State this afternoon in Little East Conference (LEC) action from Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, Eastern Connecticut State 2
Records: Fitchburg State (2-16, 1-11 LEC) | Eastern Connecticut State (6-12, 5-7 LEC)
How It Happened
Following a scoreless first quarter, Eastern Connecticut State grabbed the lead in the 17th minute of action as senior Khiara Valentine (Morristown, N.J.) gathered a feed from sophomore Bryce Makula (Guilford, Conn.) and found the back of the cage for her fifth goal on the season for the 1-0 edge.
The Warriors nearly doubled their margin late in the frame when senior Amy Smith (Trumbull, Conn.) fired a shot on frame, but Falcon keeper Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.) turned the shot aside to keep the score at 1-0 going into the intermission.
In the second half, Eastern Connecticut State upped its lead at the 39:07 mark with sophomore Brianna Nolan (Guilford, Conn.) collecting a loose ball in front of the cage and slipping a shot inside the far post for her fourth marker of the 2019 campaign, resulting in the 2-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marked the 20th meeting between the two squads in the sport of field hockey with the Falcons 10-10 all time when taking on the Warriors
The two teams had split the previous four matchups (2-2) with the Falcons securing a 3-1 victory last season at Elliot Field
Eastern Connecticut finished with a an 11-5 margin in shots, while also holding a 3-1 edge in penalty corners
Prior to the contest, the Fitchburg State field hockey team honored one senior, playing in her final regular season contest with the senior being #8 Olivia Grant (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Freshman Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.) stopped five shots for the Falcons in the setback
Junior Keira Integlia (Branford, Conn.) made two saves for the Warriors in the victory
Freshman Maddison Arpano (Lunenburg, Mass.) and Grant made one defensive save each for the Green and Gold
Falcons conclude their 2019 season this afternoon. Warriors also finish their 2019 regular seaso