Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team powered past the Owls of Westfield State, 3-0 in Little East Conference (LEC) action on Friday evening at Elliot Field.
The Falcons netted two goals in the first nine minutes to take a quick lead. Sophomore Nicole Tocco (Gloucester, Mass) tallied the first goal sweeping a cross pass into an open weak side corner. Just three minutes later junior Aislinn DeHorsey (Leominster, Mass.) doubled the lead depositing her ninth goal of the season.
The Green and Gold finished off the first frame when senior Molly Richard (Leominster, Mass) potted her team leading 13th goal off a corner set, DeHorsey garnered an assist on the play.
Fitchburg State improved to 10-9, 7-5 LEC, while Westfield ends its season at 6-13 and 4-8 in the LEC.
Fitchburg freshman Abby Bryant (Ware, Mass.) posted five saves to earn the shutout, while Riley Goulet (Marion, Mass.) posted seven saves in the loss
Fitchburg held the advantage in shots (14-12) and both teams had eight corner in the game.
The Falcons await the announcement of the pairings for the Little East Conference Championship, Westfield has concluded the 2018 campaign. First round action of the LEC Championship begins on October 31st.