By Richard Tranfaglia
The Framingham State Rams field hockey team lost its fourth consecutive game, Saturday Sept. 17 against the Eastern Connecticut Warriors by a score of 3-0.
The Warriors scored two goals in the first half. The first goal came around the 12-minute mark from Alex Kallgren off a pass from Brianna Passero. Shannon Connors scored the second goal off the feed from Kallgren about six minutes later.
In the second half the game turned into a defensive struggle with both teams trading possession and running up and down the field. The Warriors’ Paige Schneider scored the third and final goal of the game at the 43:46 mark.
Eastern Connecticut controlled the pace of the game, ending with 27 shots, 11 of them on net.
The offensive woes for the Rams continued as they only had one shot on goal the entire game. Sophomore Meaghann Ackerman had the lone shot.
Goalkeeper Haley Duggan recorded eight saves on 11 shots on goal.
The Rams fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-3 in the conference. They host Bridgewater State Tuesday Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
Framingham State dropped another game Sept. 20 against Bridgewater State 7-0.
In the first half, goals by Brittany Cullinane, Hannah Ciavarra and Tori O’Dea put the Bridgewater State Bears up 3-0.
In the second half, Cullinane put on a show scoring all four of the goals for the Bears, giving her a total of five goals on eight shots for the day. Four players for the Bears each had an assist in the win.
The Bears ended with 21 shots, 12 of them on net. Goalkeeper Allison Chappell made two saves before being relieved by Jillian Delaney, who made three saves on the day.
The Rams ended with eight shots, six of them on net. Freshman Mycala Moody had four of the shots. Duggan made five saves on the day.
Framingham State is now 0-5 and 0-4 in the league. They play again Thursday Sept. 22 against Regis in a non-conference matchup.