North Adams, MA- Fitchburg State's Sarah Napolitano scored five goals and nine different Falcons found the net as they defeated the MCLA Trailblazers 16-5 this afternoon in MASCAC action. The Falcons improve to 2-8 overall and are now 1-1 in the league. MCLA drops to 0-6 overall and is 0-2 in the conference.
MCLA scored the game's first goal as Brianna Morris converted a Kim Granito feed for a 1-0 early advantage just 27 seconds into the contest. Fitchburg would respond by scoring the next seven goals to take a commanding 7-1 lead.
Sarah Napolitano had three goals in the run for the Falcons. Granito would stop the bleeding by scoring consecutive goals to pull the Trailblazers within 7-3. Fitchburg would have the answer though as they would outscore 3-1 over the final minutes of the half to lead 10-4 at the break.
Fitchburg outshot MCLA 24-12 in the half.
The Falcons outscored MCLA 6-1 over the closing thirty minutes of play to pull away to the victory.
Tracy Long added 4 goals and 2 assist in the win. Marguerite Belcher earned the win stopping six shots on the afternoon.
Granito paced MCLA with 4 goals. Shannon Prouty stopped 7 shots in the loss.