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Local Roundup: Fitchburg State’s Bartell Nets First Collegiate Goal

October 7, 2018

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FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg State University field hockey team defeated UMass Dartmouth, 3-0, in Little East Conference action Saturday morning at Elliot Field.

Fitchburg State (7-4, 4-2 LEC) grabbed a 1-0 lead at the 10:55 mark as freshman Jordan Bartell, of Fitchburg, gathered a loose ball off a shot by senior Maggie Gallagher and struck for her first collegiate tally.

The Falcons doubled their lead in the 30th minute when junior Aislinn DeHorsey, of Leominster, deposited a shot inside the far post for her seventh marker of the year, before the hosts struck again minutes later when senior Molly Richard, of Leominster, connected for her team-leading ninth score of the season to make it a 3-0 game headed into halftime.

UMass Dartmouth (2-10, 1-6 LEC) threatened midway through the second half when senior Mary Brown, of Leicester, and freshman Kylie Dias put back-to-back shots on frame, but Falcon keeper Abby Bryant turned away both shots to preserve the shutout. Bryant finished with seven saves in an outstanding effort.

Up next, the Falcons will travel to Castleton on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest.

Men’s soccer

Salem State 2

Fitchburg State 0

Fitchburg State’s best scoring opportunity came with just over five minutes left in the contest as junior Marckdonard Bastien blasted a shot that sailed just over the crossbar. In goal, junior Branton Abbett stopped four shots for the Falcons (4-6, 1-3 MASCAC).

Women’s soccer

Salem State 5

Fitchburg State 1

Salem State junior Casey McFall scored just 55 seconds after the opening whistle, and things went downhill from there for Fitchburg State (2-8-1, 1-2 MASCAC).

After falling behind 4-0, the Falcons avoided the shutout when freshman Elicia Marshall capitalized on a defensive miscue to pot her team-leading eighth goal of the season.

Fitchburg State will next host Pine Manor on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Men’s cross country

Fitchburg State

The Falcons sent runners to both the 2018 All-New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston and the 2018 James Early Memorial Invitational, hosted by Westfield State University.

Fitchburg State placed 25th at All-New Englands with 655 points, and was 20th at the James Early Memorial with 536 points.

At All-New Englands, Fitchburg State was led by Jacob Movsessian, who placed 61st overall with a time of 26:13.9, while Joseph Darrigo followed with a time of 27:25.5 over the 8K course. Joseph Darrigo was next into the chute, turning in a time of 2744.7, while Timothy Sheehy crossed the line in at 28:31.6. Stephen McCall rounded out the top finishers for FSU at 40:01.6.

At the James Early Memorial, Anthony Ortwein, of Fitchburg, paced the Falcons with a time of 28:52.97, while Joe Weston followed with time of 30:16.12 over the 8K layout. Brandon DiGregorio and Andrew Hill rounded out the top finishers for the Falcons with times of 30:46.16 and 31:00.03, respectively.

Women’s cross country

Fitchburg State

The Falcons placed 22nd overall with a total of 610 points at the 2018 James Early Memorial Invitational, hosted by Westfield State University.

Fitchburg State was paced by senior Amy Kelly, who placed 18th with a time 19:28.73 over the 5k course, while Nyasia Torres, of Fitchburg, entered the chute with a time of 23:51.94. Savannah Wojcik was next to cross the finish line with a time of 23:53.34, while Jennifer Desilvestre followed with a time 24:09.64. Rounding out the top efforts for Fitchburg State was Rebbecca O’Brien ( 26:43.51).

Women’s volleyball

Fisher College 3

Fitchburg State 0

The Calcons (2-14) were paced by Lauren Riccardi with a team-best 10 digs, five kills and two blocks, while Amy Coelho added nine assists, one service ace and eight digs. Kristina Osborne was also strong for the visitors, collecting four blocks, three kills, one assist and one service ace.

High school football

Oakmont 48

St. Peter-Marian 20

The Spartans, who improved to 2-3 with the road victory, led 42-6 at halftime before coasting to victory down the stretch.

Westboro 31

North Middlesex 0

The road loss snapped a two-game winning streak for North Middlesex, which falls to 2-3 on the season.

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