North Adams, MA- Worcester State's Megan Gurlitz scored the games only goal in the first half and the Lancers held off the MCLA Trailblazers 1-0 this afternoon at Shewcraft Field. Worcester State improves to 5-6-2 overall, but remains unbeaten in MASCAC play at 3-0-1. The Trailblazers dip to 2-10-1 overall and are now 0-4 in the conference.
In the opening half, Worcester owned a commanding 19-1 shot advantage. They finally converted against MCLA keeper Megan Richardson in the 19th minute. Hailey Skowronski lofted a shot towards the upper right corner over the top of Richardson. While it didn't go in, it fell right in front of Megan Gurlitz who easily hammered it home for a 1-0 Lancer advantage. The goal was her second of 2019.
Worcester had a golden opportunity in the opening minute of the second half. They quickly went on the offensive and hit the posts on consecutive shots that would've expanded the lead. The Lancers continued to control play as they outshot MCLA 19-1 in the second half as well, but couldn't expand the lead.
Ashley Spellman recorded the win for the Lancers stopping one shot.
Richardson absorbed the loss for MCLA but stopped 17 shots.
MCLA is off for a week when they tackle Westfield State next Saturday.