Men's Soccer | Falcons Fall to Bears on the Road
Bridgewater, Mass.– The Fitchburg State University men's soccer team dropped an 8-2 decision to the Bears of Bridgewater State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action Saturday afternoon at sun-splashed Swenson Field.
Score: Fitchburg State University 2, Bridgewater State University 8
Record: Fitchburg State (4-4, 1-2 MASCAC) Bridgewater State (5-4, 1-2 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Junior midfielder Justin Borges (Milford, Mass.) got the Bears on the board just 3:26 into the game with his first goal of the season. Borges intercepted an attempted clearance inside the 18 and buried a shot into the left side of the net from ten yards out.
The Bears made it a 2-0 game in the 19th minute. Senior midfielder Mike Messina (Randolph, Mass.) won a one-on-one ball coming down the left side off a touch pass from classmate Kessy Alves (Praia, Cape Verde). Messina dribbled in and slipped shot inside the right post for his first collegiate goal. Junior defender Zachary Ells (Douglas, Mass.) also assisted on the marker.
Senior midfielder Kane Moran (Perth, Australia) converted a penalty kick 1:36 into the second half to give the Bears a 3-0 lead. The goal marked Moran's 12th of his career. Next, junior forward Joseph Cruise (Brockton, Mass.) scored on a breakaway off a restart in the 52nd minute to make it a 4-0 game.
Junior defender Nolan Brassard's (Leominster, Mass.) header off sophomore forward Yannick DePina's (Boston, Mass.) corner kick got the Falcons on the board in the 69th minute. Fitchburg closed the gap to 6-2 when junior midfielder Larry Janvier (Milton, Mass.) scored off the rebound of Brassard's free kick attempt.
Bridgewater added a pair of goals late for the 8-2 final.
By The Numbers
The Bears finished with a 23-9 shot advantage as well as an 8-3 edge in corner kick attempts.
Morgado made two saves to record his fifth win of the season and 15th of his career. Abbett turned aside seven shots in the setback for the Falcons.
Both teams return to action next Wednesday. The Bears travel to Roger Williams University to take on the Hawks at seven, while the Falcons host Nichols College at four.
Release courtesy of BSU Sports Information