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Gators come up short

Gators come up short

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's soccer team defeated the Gators of Pine Manor College, 6-2 this afternoon in non-conference action at Headley Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 6, Pine Manor 2
Records: Fitchburg State (4-9-0) | Pine Manor (3-6-0)

How It Happened

Fitchburg State took a quick 2-0 lead in the first 16 minutes of play as freshman Kate Fraser(Berkley, Mass.) collected her first collegiate tally before classmate McKenzie Tenney (Orange, Mass.) found the back of the net for her second tally on the year.

After a goal by sophomore Cassie Cavender (Clarksville, Tenn.) (2-1), the Falcons upped its advantage just before the break when sophomore Nicole Kopacz (Tewksbury, Mass.) blasted a free kick from 40 yards out into the back of the net for her first collegiate tally to make the score 3-1.

Following intermission, the Green and Gold tacked on three more scores as sophomore Brittny Peralta (Leominster, Mass.), freshman Haleigh Medlin (Baldwinville, Mass.) and senior Siobhan O'Connell (Scituate, Mass.) connected on markers, resulting in the 6-2 final.

Inside the Numbers

Just the second meeting between the two schools on the pitch with the Falcons 2-0-0 when taking on the Gators.

Fitchburg State defeated Pine Manor, 1-0 on Sept. 22, 1993 in the first meeting between the schools.

Freshman Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) turned away three shots for the Falcons in the complete game effort, while senior Jesta Gilmore (Yuma, Ariz.) made 12 saves for the Gators in 90 minutes of action.

Fitchburg State finished with a 28-10 edge in shots, while Pine Manor held a 4-2 margin in corner kicks.

Up Next

Falcons will host Trailblazers of MCLA on Saturday for a MASCAC tilt, starting at 1p.m. Pine Manor hosts the Rams of Suffolk University on Monday for a contest starting at 3:30 p.m.