Hemmings turns aside two shots for Fitchburg State in conference setback
Salem, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision to the Vikings of Salem State this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action from Alumni Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 0, Salem State 5
Records: Fitchburg State (5-13, 2-5 MASCAC) | Salem State (8-7-2, 5-1-1 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Salem State opened the scoring just 1:16 into the contest as senior Katie Brown (Milford, Mass.) gathered a feed from classmate Devin Malatesta (Wilmington, Mass.) and connected on her sixth tally of the season for the 1-0 margin. The Vikings doubled their margin (2-0) in the 11th minute of action when senior Taylor Capozzi (Lynn, Mass.) netted her sixth score on the season.
The hosts upped their lead at the 26:15 mark with Malatesta receiving a pass from freshman Kaley Moran (Arlington, Mass.) before put a shot inside the near post for her seventh goal on the 2019 campaign to make the score 3-0 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Salem State extended its margin in the 59th minute of play as Brown notched her second goal of the contest off an assist from senior Vashti Etienne (Avon, Mass.) for the 4-0 advantage before Colleen Hurley (Braintree, Mass.) capped the scoring for the hosts with her second tally of the season, resulting in the 5-0 final.
Inside the Numbers
This afternoon's contest marked the 27th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 5-22 all-time when taking on the Vikings
Salem State has won the last six matchups against Fitchburg State, including a 5-1 decision last season at Elliot Field
The Vikings finished with a 9-6 edge in shots, while also holding a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks
Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made two saves for Fitchburg State in the setback
Junior Rebecca Sabino (Peabody, Mass.) stopped six shots for Salem State in the victory
Falcons conclude their 2019 regular season this afternoon and have clinched the sixth seed into the upcoming MASCAC Women's Soccer post-season tournament and will travel to the third seeded Lancers of Worcester State on Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Vikings also finish their 2019 regular season today have captured the second seed in the conference post-season tournament and will host the winner of the Worcester State/Fitchburg State matchup on Friday at 7:00 PM..