Hemmings registers nine saves for Fitchburg State in non-conference setback
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 setback to the Blazers of Elms College in non-conference action this evening from Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, Elms 1
Records: Fitchburg State (2-2) | Elms (4-2)
How It Happened
Elms nearly took the lead in the 20th minute of play freshman Kayla Pasquel (North Attleboro, Mass.) fired a shot on frame, but Falcon keeper Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) was able to turn the shot aside to preserve the 0-0 stalemate, going into the half.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State had a pair of quality scoring chances to start the stanza with senior Micalea Goldenberg (Douglas, Mass.) blasting a shot that Blazer goalkeeper Rebecca Molin (West Hartford, Conn.) turned away while freshman Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) riffled a shot that caromed off the near post.
Elms broke the 0-0 deadlock in the 68th minutes of play when senior Jordan Bailey (Monson Mass,) settled a loose ball in front of the net and tucked a shot inside the left post for her first marker on the season for the 1-0 edge as the Blazers held off a late Falcon surge.
Inside the Numbers
This evening's contest will mark the 12th meeting between the two squads on the pitch with the Falcons 7-5-0 all-time when taking on the Blazers
Elms has won the last three meetings with Fitchburg State, including a 3-2 overtime decision last season at Leary Field
The Blazers finished with a 16-9 advantage in shots as well as holding a 2-0 margin in corner kicks
Hemmings made nine saves for Fitchburg State in the setback
Molin stopped six shots for Elms in the complete game shutout
Falcons will host the Fighting Scots of Gordon College on Saturday for a non-conference tilt, starting at 10:00 AM. Blazers will host the Lions of Mount Holyoke on the same date for a non-conference matchup at 4:00 PM.