Eduardo's Eight Points Pace Westfield State Past Massachusetts Maritime


Friday, October 6, 2017

Alumni Field, Westfield, Mass.




WESTFIELD, Mass. --  Sophomore Bella Eduardo (Springfield, Mass.) netted a hat trick and a pair of assists for eight points to lead Westfield State to a 6-0 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer victory over Massachusetts Maritime Friday evening at Alumni Field.


The host Owls (5-4-2, 3-1 MASCAC) struck twice in the opening 5:11 of play on markers by sophomore Marissa McGue (Quincy, Mass.) and Eduardo, who completed her hat trick with a pair of scores that came in a 46 second span shortly after intermission.  McGue added her second of the night in the 63rd minute for Westfield State, which closed out the scoring on freshman Morgan Remington's (Enfield, Conn.) goal in the 67th minute of action.


McGue added an assist to finish with five points in the triumph for the Owls, who received three helpers from senior Rene Hamel (Monson, Mass.) to go with an assist from senior Kenzie Saltmarsh (Westfield, Mass.).  Junior Natalia Falcone (Sutton, Mass.) picked up the win in goal for the hosts by making one save over the first 52-plus minutes of play, while sophomore Jenna Beach (Feeding Hills, Mass.) also made a stop over the final 37-plus minutes of action.


Sophomore Sara Coffey (Norton, Mass.) made eight saves in goal in the setback for the visiting Buccaneers (3-6, 1-3 MASCAC), as Westfield State outshot Massachusetts Maritime by a 28-2 margin overall (14-2 on goal) and took all four corner kicks in the contest.


Massachusetts Maritime will be idle until Saturday, October 14th when the Buccaneers travel to Framingham, Mass. to take on Framingham State in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference match that begins at 11:00 a.m., while Westfield State heads to Springfield, Mass. on Monday afternoon for a non-league match with Western New England that begins at 1:00 p.m.