Field hockey bounces back after double overtime loss

The Rams traveled to Gorham, Maine to face off against the University of Southern Maine Huskies on Oct. 17.

The Rams took an early lead with the help of freshman Meaghann Ackerman who scored her sixth of the season. Ackerman currently leads the Rams in scoring and points this season.

She scored off a penalty stroke just 8:17 into the first half to put the Rams on the board, 1-0.

Despite being outshot 12-3 in the first half, FSU held Southern Maine at zero going into the second.

The Huskies came out strong and the majority of the second half took place in the Rams defensive end. USM scored in the 53rd minute off a cross to tie it up, 1-1.

The Rams were pressured by the Huskies and were once again drastically outshot in the second half, 15-1.

Neither FSU nor USM were able to capitalize in regulation time, which pushed the match into overtime.

The first overtime was evenly matched and the Rams came up even with the Huskies in goal-scoring opportunities. Once again, neither team was able to convert a point, forcing the teams into a second overtime to settle the score.

At the 90-minute mark, goalkeeper Alexandra Ricco came out to make a save when a Huskie offender made a diving play to push the ball past her and into the net.

The Rams fell 2-1 with Ricco performing impressively, making 17 saves in total.

FSU captured a win at home against Worcester State on Oct. 20 to improve its conference record to 2-7.

Framingham was having some trouble sparking its offense and played much of the first half in its defensive end being outshot 13-1.

The Lancers were unable to take advantage of their scoring opportunities and both teams went into the second half scoreless.

At the 49-minute mark Worcester scored off a one-timer, making it 1-0. The Rams bounced back and five minutes later sophomore Amie Souza laid the ball off to senior Cady Kelly who scored on the right side, tying up the game 1-1.

This sparked the Rams offense and they had ample scoring opportunities up until the final minute.

With only 1:13 left on the clock, Framingham was awarded a corner. Senior Samantha Pajer drove the ball in and a Worcester defender collected it. Pajer joined the action and stole the ball to score the game winner and notch her first of the season.

The Rams have improved their record to 3-11 overall.

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