Strong Second Half Propels Women's Soccer Past Fitchburg State, 6-3

Strong Second Half Propels Women's Soccer Past Fitchburg State, 6-3

FITCHBURG, Mass. – Three goals in the second half propelled the Colonels of Curry College to a 6-3 victory over host Fitchburg State University in non-conference women's soccer action on Tuesday evening at Elliot Field. Senior Jules Petrucelli (Milford, Conn.) led both teams in points with six off two goals and two assists.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State University 3, Curry College 6

Records: Fitchburg State University (2-4, 1-0 MASCAC) | Curry College (5-2-1, 0-0-1 CCC)

How It Happened

Senior Siobhan O'Connell (Abington, Mass.) potted a pair of goals for the Falcons in the first half. A pair of through balls from Janae Owens (Springfield, Mass.) and Kerri Morris (Marlborough, Mass.) on separate occasions led O'Connell down the right wing where the speedy forward outmaneuvered Curry's sophomore netminder Kristen Buzzotta (Lynnfield, Mass.) top shelf twice.

Curry scored a pair of goals in-between O'Connell's tallies. Sophomore Elizabeth Lynch (Newburyport, Mass.) notched Curry's first goal with an unassisted long shot from the left wing. Just four minutes later senior Jules Petrucelli (Milford, Conn.) connected on a pass from freshman Tayla Randall (Walpole, Mass.) for the brief 2-1 advantage for Curry.

Knotted at 2-2, senior Amanda Crisfulla (Raynham, Mass.) collected a loose rebound at 34:08 to push the Curry lead to 3-2 at intermission.

The Falcons started the second half with continued pressure on the Curry defense as freshman McKenzie Tenney (Orange, Mass.) notched her first collegiate goal to tie the game at 3-all.

Curry broke the game open with three straight scores over a four minute span. Sophomore Megan Ladner (Bourne, Mass.) opened the gates at 79:24, followed by Petrucelli and senior Korinna Tsonis (Dartmouth, Mass.) each added unassisted scores for the 6-3 final.

Inside the Numbers

Curry held the advantage in shots (23-7), while Fitchburg had an 6-4 advantage in corners.

Freshman Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) collected 11 saves in the loss. Buzzotta earned the victory in net for the Colonels making one stop before giving way to classmate Haley Rice (Lexington, Mass.) who also made one stop.

It was the 20th meeting between the two schools on the pitch with the Falcons holding a 7-13-0 overall record taking on the Colonels. Curry has won the last contest against Fitchburg State and four of the last five meetings.

Up Next

Women's soccer hosts MASCAC rival Worcester State on Saturday morning at 10:00am, while Curry hosts Nichols on the same day at 5:30pm. (Game Recap Courtesy of Fitchburg State Sports Information)