Fitchburg State Captures 2009 MASCAC Field Hockey Championship
Nov 09, 2009
Fitchburg State College captured the 2009 Massachusetts State
College Athletic Conference Field Hockey Championship, as the
Falcons of 12th year Head Coach Beth Bacher posted
a perfect 5-0 mark in league competition this fall.
Fitchburg State, which posted an overall mark of 14-5 and
advanced to the semi-finals of the Little East Conference
Championships, was led in scoring by senior forward Paula
Bartalamia (Tewksbury, Mass.), who netted 13 goals and
three assists for 29 points, and junior forward Megan
Jacobs (Stoughton, Mass.), who collected eight goals and
nine assists for 25 points.
Junior goalkeeper Taylor Van Ahnen (Seekonk,
Mass.) notched 11 victories, including six shutouts, while posting
an 0.97 goals against average to go with an .864 saves percentage
in the Falcon cage in 2009.
Framingham State finished second in MASCAC play with a 4-1 mark,
followed by Bridgewater State (3-2), Salem State (2-3), Westfield
State (1-4) and Worcester State (0-5). All six MASCAC member
institutions' primary affiliation for field hockey is in the Little
East, as both Fitchburg State and Framingham State advanced to the