Two Second Half Goals Propel Worcester State Past Fitchburg State, 2-0

Two Second Half Goals Propel Worcester State Past Fitchburg State, 2-0

FITCHBURG, Mass. Two second half goals by the Lancers of Worcester State propelled the women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over host Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Saturday morning.



September 23, 2017
Elliot Field
Score: Worcester State 2, Fitchburg State 0
Records: Worcester State (5-2-2, 2-0 MASCAC) | Fitchburg State University (2-5, 1-1 MASCAC) |



Worcester State fired off 12 shots (five on net) in the first half, while Fitchburg State saw three on goal, neither team saw a tally, resulting in a nil score at the half.



After battling to a scoreless first half, heavy pressure from the Lancers led to the stalemate-breaking first goal. Sophomore Kaitlin Beluzo (East Longmeadow, Mass.) found a streaking Nikki DiPilla (Sterling, Mass.) down the left wing for her first goal of the season, giving the Lancers the 1-0 advantage at the 58:23 mark. Worcester State doubled the lead ten minutes later. On a set corner play, freshman Maddie Fong (Norton, Mass.) laced the free hit to senior Justine Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) who headed it past Falcons goalie Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.).



  • Worcester held the advantage in shots (19-4) and corners (14-0).
  • Lancer netminder Jill Zinkus (Grafton, Mass.) made four saves for the win.
  • Hemmings posted 9 saves in the loss for the Falcons.
  • Freshman McKenzie Tenney (Orange, Mass.) led the Green and Gold with two shots on net.
  • Worcester State's attack was led by DiPilla who recorded three shots on net.
  • This was the 27th meeting between two schools on the pitch with the Falcons 3-23-0 when taking on the Lancers.
  • Worcester State has won the last ten meetings against the Falcons.



Falcons return to action on Tuesday evening when they host Dean College at 7:00pm, Worcester hosts Western Connecticut on Wednesday the 27th at 7:00pm.


Release Courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information