Women's Soccer Back on Winning Track With 3-1 Triumph at Fitchburg State

Emily Doherty

Fitchburg, MA --- Three different student-athletes scored for WPI, including an early goal by junior midfielder Emily Doherty (Shrewsbury, MA), as the Engineers halted a four-game skid with a 3-1 triumph over Fitchburg State on Saturday in a non-conference women's soccer contest at Elliot Field.

WPI opened the scoring just 2:24 into the first half as jDoherty lofted a shot from 20 yards out into the upper right corner of the net for her team-leading fifth goal of the season for the 1-0 lead.  
The Engineers nearly doubled their lead at the 35:51 mark when sophomore Janine Fatal (Amesbury, MA) blasted a shot on frame but Falcon defender Sarah Haley (Holbrook, MA) deflected the ball off the goal line to keep the score 1-0 after 45 minutes of play.
In the second half, WPI upped its margin in the 49th minute of play as sophomore forward Emma Turton (Mechanic Falls, ME) received a feed from newcomer Karina Larson (Storrs, CT) and fired a shot inside the near post for the 2-0 advantage.
The Crimson and Grey took a 3-0 lead roughly 11 minutes later when junior Julia Macleod (Corinth, ME) crossed the ball over to sophomore Erin Bracken (Bridgewater, MA), who then headed a shot into the back of the net for her second tally of the season.
Fitchburg State broke its scoring silence at the 85:39 mark as sophomore forward Victoria Floeck (East Taunton, MA) collected a corner kick off the foot of senior Kimberly Carroll (Tewksbury, MA) and connected for her first collegiate score, resulting in the 3-1 final.
Throughout the game, WPI outshot Fitchburg State, 25-9, while also holding a 7-2 margin in corner kicks. In net, senior Kelsey Ford (Franconia, NH) posted 11 saves in the complete game effort for Fitchburg State, while sophomore Abbey Teliska (LaGrangeville, NY) stopped six shots for the Engineers to earn the win.      

WPI (2-4) will host Framingham State University on Tuesday at 7pm. Fitchburg State (1-3) will be back in action on Wednesday as it hosts Eastern Connecticut State at 7pm. 

Release Courtesy Fitchburg State Sports Information

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