By Bridgewater State athletics
BRIDGEWATER – The Bridgewater State University women’s soccer team topped visiting Framingham State University, 2-1, in dramatic fashion on Saturday morning in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference contest at Swenson pitch in Bridgewater.
Framingham State is still seeking its first win of the season and is 0-8 overall.
Bridgewater Bears improve to 5-2-1 overall and 2-0 in the Conference.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Bears provided the offensive pressure through the half, outshooting the Rams 17-0. Senior Michelle Belcher (Norton) added five shots, including a lefty blast to the crossbar and a goal called back due to an offsides call. Freshman Olivia Robarge (Pepperell) and senior Delaney Langton (Scituate, R.I.) both added three shots for the Bears.
- With just 26 seconds remaining in the first half, Langton netted her first goal of the season as she took a strong shot from just outside the 25-yard line.
- The Rams evened the score in the 78th minute with a long free kick by Megan McAuliffe (Haverhill, Mass.) that snuck through the Bears’ back line, landing at the foot of Calen Frongillo (Franklin). After initially being denied, Frongillo found the back of the net, beating Bears keeper Logan Levesque (Bristol, R.I.).
- With a shocking late foul in the box by Framingham State with just seven seconds left in the game, junior Audra McDuffie (Millbury) was given a penalty shot. McDuffie blanked the Rams goalkeeper, with a no-doubter into the bottom right corner, securing the win for the Bears.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Bridgewater State goalkeeper Levesque collected the win, her fifth of the season, only seeing two shots on the day from the Rams.
- Framingham State netminder Jetta Oskirko (Lancaster.) endured the loss between the posts, tallying ten saves on the day.
- The Bears controlled the offense for most of the game as they outshot the Ram 31-2 and held the 11-4 advantage in corner kicks.
- Looking forward, the Bears are set to travel to Roger Williams in Bristol, R.I. on Wednesday September 28 for a 7 p.m. non-conference matchup.
- The Rams will take the field next on Monday September 26 at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., for a 7 p.m. non-conference contest.