Women’s soccer rolls to MASCAC semis behind Lees

(The Gatepost Archives)

Framingham State closed out its regular season with an away match against MCLA on Oct. 31.

The Rams got on the scoreboard first, scoring a goal in the 24th minute of action.

Senior Marissa Miele put the ball in the back of the net for her eighth goal of the season, landing her a spot on the All-MASCAC first-team. Junior Lulu Foy and sophomore Haley McKay assisted the goal that put the Rams up 1-0.

This lead would be short lived for the Rams.

Just five minutes later, in the 29th minute, MCLA would tie it up at 1-1.

Brittany Whitford passed the ball to Natalie Caney, who took a shot on net, and freshman goalkeeper Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux was unable to make the save.

This would be the score as the teams went to the locker rooms at halftime.

As play resumed in the second half, senior goalkeeper Sara Sullivan would check into the game and play the final 45 minutes in net.

Much of the second half would go by with the score remaining 1-1, with both teams getting some scoring chances.

In the 88th minute of the game, the Rams would score the game-winner, and put themselves up 2-1. The goal came off the foot of junior Ashley Lees, as she ripped a shot into the net for her first goal of the season.

Gagne-Lamoureux made one save and Sullivan made two saves, while Miele led the team in shots with seven.

In the win, Framingham State outshot MCLA 20-5 and improved its record to 10-6-2 on the season while earning a fourth seed in the MASCAC tournament.


The Rams hosted the Salem State Vikings in the quarterfinals of the MASCAC tournament on Nov. 3.

The Vikings came out firing from the start. In the ninth minute, Leah Wood received a pass and fired a shot towards the net. The ball struck the post and deflected away, keeping it 0-0.

In the 39th minute, the Rams were on the attack when the Vikings were called for a handball in the box resulting in a penalty kick for Framingham State. The Rams decided on Lees to take the kick. She blasted a shot into the lower left corner of the net, beating goalkeeper Melissa Toomey.

This marked Lees’ second goal of the season and put the Rams up 1-0.

In the 80th minute, the Rams missed out on a chance to put the game away. Miele headed a corner kick on net, but it sailed just over the bar, keeping it 1-0.

The Rams were able to close it out and earn themselves a 1-0 victory.

Sullivan made two saves in the shutout victory, while the Rams outshot the Vikings 24-7.

Framingham improved its record to 11-6-2 on the season. The Rams will travel to Worcester State at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the MASCAC semifinals.

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