Field hockey picks up first two wins of season

By Richard Tranfaglia

Staff Writer

Framingham State won its first game of the season Sept. 22 against Regis 4-0.

Sophomore Meghann Ackerman led the charge for the Rams by scoring three of the four goals. Her first two goals were unassisted coming around the 10 and 19 minute marks. Ackerman scored her third goal with under a minute to go before half.

Bailey Donelly also scored in the first half of the game assisted by Ackerman. Framingham State outshot Regis 12-1 in the first half.

In the second half the defense took over for the Rams allowing only two shots on net.  Goalkeeper Haley Duggan saved all three shots she faced in the win.   

Framingham State finished with 21 shots and 15 on them on net. Regis had five shots and three of them on net in the loss.

Regis goalkeeper Maresa Malcolm made 10 saves on the day.

Framingham State is now 1-5 on the season.

The Rams won its second consecutive game on homecoming weekend against the Salem State Vikings by a score of 5-1.

The Rams struck first at the 18:00 minute mark with a goal from Caitlin Baril. The Vikings Courtney Kilgore tied the game at one after picking up a loose ball in front of the net and sending it home.

In the second half it was all Framingham State scoring four goals. Meghann Ackerman started the scoring, followed by Baril’s second goal of the game. Four minutes later Bailey Donelly scored putting the Rams up by three, and Baril capped the game off with her third goal of the day in the final two minutes.

The Rams ended with 28 shots, 23 of them on goal, while the Vikings only had four. Duggan recorded three saves in the win and Salem State’s Carolyn Woodin recorded 17 saves. Baril and Ackerman are tied for most goals on the season at four.

The Rams move to 2-5 on the season and 1-4 in the Little East Conference.

Framingham State lost to No. 18 Mary Washington by a score of 13-0.

Mary Washington struck fast at the 55-second mark with a goal by Kim Morrison. Mary Washington scored two more goals within the next two minutes to push their lead to 3-0.

Goals by Cori Rydgren, Christine Loehr and Allerga Massey-Elim pushed the lead to 6-0 for Mary Washington. The scored remained the same going into half.

Mary Washington continued its assault in the second half scoring another seven goals. Erin Kaila led with two goals and got some help from Mackenzie Burnett, Lauren Hopkins, Morgan LaRowe, Shelby Press and Loehr again.

Mary Washington outshot Framingham State 42-3 in the contest. Only one of FSU’s shots were on net. Duggan made 11 saves for the Rams.

Framingham State drops to 2-6 on the season.

Framingham State was defeated by UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4-0.

The Corsairs Ciara Anderson drew first blood with a long goal coming at the 10:48 mark putting them up 1-0.

Mary Brown had two goals on the day which led the team. Her first goal came in the first half giving UMD a 2-0 lead. She then scored again at the 36:50 mark to make the game 3-0.

Katelin Morrissey capped the game with UMD’s fourth goal of the game and was Anderson’s second assist in the victory.

UMass outshot Framingham State 17-13 in the win. Haley Duggan made eight saves for the Rams and Allison Burke recorded seven saves for the Corsairs.

The Rams fall to 2-7 and 1-5 in the conference. They return to action Oct. 1 against Fitchburg State.

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