Offensive woes cost Rams two games

The team huddles up during a break. The team dropped two of three last week and fell to 8-6 on the year. Photo by Allie Gath

Framingham bounced back from its loss to win 15-13 at home against UMass Dartmouth.

UMass struck first with a goal from Catrina Longo three minutes in to the game. Framingham was quick to respond three minutes later with a goal from Shae Riley. The Rams battled back and forth with the Corsairs.

At the end of the first half the score was tied 6-6 with goals from Kimberly Foley, Riley, and Morghan Cassella.

The game continued going back and forth with three lead changes and seven ties alone in the second half. Framingham would never give up the entire game as they kept battling back every time UMass took the lead.

With nine minutes remaining Framingham scored three unanswered goals to close out the game with a 15- 13 margin of victory.

Framingham was led by Foley who scored seven goals alone. Cassella and Kristen Hoggins scored three goals apiece. Riley and Bailey Donelly scored once as well.

The Rams suffered a tough loss when visiting Worcester State, 19-9.

Worcester State started hot early and rode the hot hand to victory. The Lancers started out with a 4-0 run to start the first half. Framingham struggled scoring in the first half scoring only four goals. Cassella scored twice and Foley and Hoggins each scored once.

Framingham couldn’t stop the Lancers in the first half with 11 goals, three of which were from Jackie Connor.

Framingham would show some life in the second half by scoring five more goals. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the Lancers more than secured their lead while scoring eight more goals in the second half.

Framingham was led by Hoggins with three goals, and two goals from Cassella. The Rams lost due to the number of turnovers. Another factor in the loss was Framingham’s failure to clear the ball five times compared to Worcester’s one unsuccessful clear.

The Rams’ offensive struggles continued when visited by Fitchburg State, losing 15-6.

Fitchburg scored first, four minutes into the game with a goal from Sarah Mallahan. The Falcons would score again before the Rams responded with a goal from Jessica Graham.

The Falcons would go on to score three unanswered goals before Foley answered with a goal of her own at the end of the half with the score 6-2.

Framingham would come out in the second half trying to make a comeback with an early goal three minutes in from Cassella. Framingham would continue to attempt to fight back but the Falcons couldn’t be stopped.

The Falcon’s would go on to score nine goals in the second half before the game was over. Framingham was led by Foley and Graham with two goals each.