FITCHBURG, Mass. - The Worcester State University women's soccer team recorded a 4-1 win over Fitchburg State University Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action at Elliot Field.
With the win, Worcester State jumps to 6-6-2 overall on the season and 4-0-1 in the MASCAC. Fitchburg drops to 5-10-0 and 2-3-0 in conference.
Worcester State opened the scoring 6:48 into the contest as freshman Haley Mignon (Tewksbury, Mass.) lofted a shot into the upper left corner for her fifth tally on the season for the 1-0 margin. Fitchburg State knotted the score at 1-1 less than a minute later when senior Brittny Peralta (Lunenburg, Mass.) headed a corner kick off the foot of freshman Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) inside the near post for her first goal of the year.
Following the break, the Lancers regained the lead one minute into the stanza with Mignon connecting on her second tally of the contest off an assist from junior Madison Rotti (Upton, Mass.) to make the score 2-1.
Worcester State secured the victory in the 61st minute of action as junior Maddie Fong (Norton, Mass.) launched a shot from 17 yards out off a free kick and into the top right corner for her second score of the 2019 campaign, resulting in the 4-1 final. Junior Ali Maldonado (Rutland, Mass.) netted an insurance tally in the 68th minute to all but ice the contest in favor of the visitors.
The Lancers finished with a 22-5 advantage in shots, while also holding a 10-1 margin in corner kicks.
Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made seven saves for Fitchburg State in the setback. Junior Ashley Spellman (Lancaster, Mass.) stopped three shots for Worcester State in the victory.
Up next, the Falcons will travel to Bridgewater State next Saturday to take on the Bears for a MASCAC clash, starting at 12 p.m. The Lancers will host the Owls of Westfield State on the same date for a conference bout at 12 p.m.
Release courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information.