Ackerman and Baril continue impressive seasons despite team struggles

[Amanda Martin]

By Richard Tranfaglia

Staff Writer

Framingham State was shutout Oct. 1 against Fitchburg State 5-0.

Fitchburg State struck first at the 3:17 mark with a goal by Casey Noonan off a feed from Kerra Anastasia, taking a 1-0 lead.

The Falcons Molly Richard shined in the game with three goals on seven shots. She scored her first of the day in the first half. She scored her second goal about mid-way through the second half on a give-and-go with Maddie Hoffman, giving the Falcons a 3-0 lead.

Later in the half, Maggie Gallagher scored unassisted, scoring short side on Rams goal keeper Haley Duggan.

Richard scored her third goal of the game on a redirect at the 61:31 mark, completing the hat trick.     

Fitchburg State outshot Framingham State 16-2 with a 10-2 advantage with on net shots. Duggan made four saves for the Rams, while Jordyn Conway made both saves she faced for the Falcons.

Framingham State falls to 2-8 on the season and 1-6 in the Little East Conference.

The Framingham State Rams lost to the Anna Maria Amcats 5-2 on Oct. 4.

Anna Maria scored about a minute into the game with Kaitlyn Moran getting the goal unassisted. Moran scored again at the 3:59 mark off a pass from Jacqueline Lapierre.

Moran got the assist on the Amcats third goal of the game and it was Anne Melanson getting the tally.

The Rams finally got on the board with a strike from Caitlin Baril at the 24:44 mark. The Rams were down 3-1 going into the half.

In the second half, FSU’s Meghann Ackerman converted off a corner pass from Heather Burdett to pull the Rams within one.

Five minutes later, it was Moran scoring again to complete her hat trick and give the Amcats a two-goal lead.

Lapierre shot the dagger goal for Amcats off the feed from Moran at the 67:51 mark to put an end to the game.

Moran led the way with three goals and two assists in the win for Anna Maria. Baril and Ackerman continue to be the only scorers in the Rams’ offense.   

The Amcats and Rams both finished with nine shots on goal. Duggan recorded four saves for the Rams and Bryanna Tobin recorded seven saves for Anna Maria.

The Rams move to 2-9 on the season.

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