BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior forwards Emma Sanders (Seekonk, Mass.) and Alana Vincent (Taunton, Mass.) tallied two goals apiece to lead the Bridgewater State University women's soccer team to a 4-2 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory over visiting Framingham State University on Saturday at Swenson Field.
The host Bears improve to 4-2-1 on the season and 2-0 in the MASCAC, while the Rams fall to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Junior forward Erin Angelillo (Southington, Conn.) scored off the rebound of her own blocked shot to stake the visitors to an early 1-0 lead just 3:10 into the game.
The Bears answered in the ninth minute as Sanders scored off the rebound of a blocked shot. Freshman forward Delaney Langton (Scituate, Mass.) ripped a shot from the left side that was blocked by a Framingham defender and deflected off Sander's knee and into the back of the net.
Vincent got behind the Framingham defense and beat the Framingham netminder with a shot inside the left post in the 11th minute. Junior defender Kaitlyn Bongarzone (Mansfield, Mass.) assisted on the goal as she sent Vincent in with a long thru-ball.
Vincent potted her second goal of the day, and team-leading fourth of the season, in the 27th minute off a cross from junior forward Amelia Burke (Plymouth, Mass.). Vincent's shot from the top of the 18 beat the keeper through the five-hole.
A perfectly placed shot by FSU freshman forward Olivia Mihalek (Northborough, Mass.) from 28-yards out in the 41st minute cut the deficit to 3-2. Mihalek's shot went off the bottom of the crossbar, off the left post and inside the right post.
The two teams would head to the break with Bridgewater holding onto the 3-2 lead.
Sanders scored on a penalty kick after she was taken down in the box in the 62nd minute to provide an insurance marker. The goal marked Sander's third of the 2018 campaign.
The Bears finished with a 23-14 shot advantage including a 14-4 edge in the second half. Bridgewater also held a 5-2 advantage in corner kick attempts.
BSU junior goalkeeper Kellie Souza (Wilmington, Mass.) made three saves to record her fourth win of the season. Framingham freshman keeper Madison Brown (Attleboro, Mass.) turned aside four shots in 75-plus minutes of action after coming on in relief of senior starter Jennifer Stevens (Hopkinton, Mass.). Stevens made one save as she was the goalkeeper of record.
The Bears are off until next Saturday (Sept. 29) when they travel to Fitchburg State University to take on the Falcons at 10:00 AM. The Rams host non-conference foe Salve Regina University on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30.