Lee finishes with team-best four groundballs and three caused turnovers
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team dropped a 21-4 decision to the Bears of Bridgewater State in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon from Swenson Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 4, Bridgewater State 21
Records: Fitchburg State (2-12, 1-4 MASCAC) | Bridgewater State (9-4, 3-1 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Bridgewater State took a 1-0 lead as senior Elizabeth Etheridge (Marshfield, Mass.) found the back of the net before Fitchburg State knotted the score (1-1) with senior Sarah Napolitano (Peabody, Mass.) registering the goal.
The Bears responded with nine straight tallies, highlighted by two each from freshman Jacqueline DeLorey (Westwood Mass.) and junior Victoria McDonough (Marshfield, Mass.), but the Falcons cut the lead to 13-3 going into the break as junior Tracy Long (Georgetown, Mass.) and senior Sarah Mallahan (Dracut, Mass.) netted scores.
Following the intermission, Bridgewater State upped its lead to 18-3, capped by a marker from McDonough, but Fitchburg State answered back on a goal from newcomer Julia Miele (South Hadley, Mass.) to cut the deficit to 18-4.
The Bears secured the win however minutes later when senior Lisa Moynihan (Hingham, Mass.) netted back-to-back goals, resulting in the 21-4 final.
Inside the Numbers
- 19th meeting between the two teams in women's lacrosse with the Falcons 1-18 vs the Bears
- Long paced the Falcons with one goal, one assist and one draw control
- Nicole Lee (Quincy, Mass.) added four groundballs and three caused turnovers for the Green and Gold
- McDonough finished with four goals, four assists, three groundballs, four draw controls and five caused turnovers
- Marguerite Belcher (Quincy, Mass.) stopped nine shots for Fitchburg State in the setback
- Hayley Barner (Westwood, Mass.) made five saves for Bridgewater State in the victory
Falcons will travel to Worcester State University on Wednesday to take on the Lancers for a MASCAC tilt, starting at 7:00 PM. Bears will visit Salem State on the same date for a conference matchup at 7:00 PM.