Field hockey’s offensive struggles continue, move to 0-3

By Richard Tranfaglia

Staff Writer

The Framingham State field hockey team lost its season opener to Farmington by a score of 9-0.

The Farmington Beavers opened the game with a quick score by Emma Spahr 34 seconds in. Spahr scored her second goal of the day at the 27:18 mark and scored again about a minute later completing the hat trick. 

At the half the Rams were down 3-0. Jenessa Talarico started the scoring for the Beavers in the second half and they did not look back. The Beavers scored six goals in the second half by six different girls.

The Rams finished the game with only two shots on goal. Goalie Haley Duggan had seven saves for the Rams in the lost.

The Beavers ended the game with 21 shots and 17 of them on net. Emma Spahr led the way with four goals. Beaver’s goalie Patty Smith made both saves she faced and was replaced by Alyssa Arsenault at 45:07.

The Rams return to the field on Wednesday, Sept. 7 against Westfield State for a Little East matchup in an attempt to get their first win of the season.

Framingham State Rams dropped its first conference game against Westfield State 6-1.

The Westfield State Owls took a 2-0 lead with goals by Alanah Melanson and Holly Brouillette. The first goal was a redirect from Delaney Gembis.

About two minutes before half, a scrum in front of Westfield State’s net resulted in Caitlin Baril’s first goal of the season for the Rams, at the 32:38 mark. The Rams went into the half down 2-1.

In the second half it was all Westfield State scoring four goals. Brouillette scored two of her three goals in the game.

The Owls outshot The Rams 38-9 with a 17-7 advantage with shots on net. All six of the Owls goals were assisted in the win.

Rams goalie Duggan made 11 saves on the day. Baril holds the only goal for the Rams on the season to date. Heather Burdett recorded the assist on the lone goal.

Framingham State falls to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the conference. The Rams look to get their first win of the season against Plymouth State, Saturday Sept. 10.

The Framingham State Rams lost their third straight game Saturday, Sept. 10 against the Plymouth State Panthers 9-0.

Four girls for the Panthers finished with multiple goals. Nicole Burgess scored the first two goals of the game and finished with three for the day. Kendal Lariviere, Kaitlyn Wilder and Maddie Kabasakalian each scored two goals. Jordan Ray and Kaihley Rafferty both had two assists in the win.

  The Panthers were up 4-0 at halftime. In the second half the Panthers didn’t let up scoring another five goals earning their first conference win of the season. Goalkeeper Dom Tarr recorded her first shut out of the season for the Panthers.

Framingham State continues to struggle offensively, finishing the game with only three shots and two of them on net. Goalie Duggan recorded 13 saves on 22 shots by the Panthers. The Rams have been outscored 24-1 on the season giving up at least six goals in each of their games. The Rams now drop to 0-3 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.

Framingham State’s next game will be Saturday, Sept. 17 against Eastern Connecticut State, where they look to earn their first win.

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