By Liam Gambon
On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Framingham State Rams traveled to Bridgewater State to take on the Bears in a MASCAC matchup. The Bears took control of the game early with a goal off the foot of junior forward Nicole Simas, and then less than ten minutes later off the foot of freshman midfielder Tess Nagle to move the score to 2-0 within the first 33 minutes of the game.
The Rams gave an effort to try and come back into the game by outshooting the Bears 11-4 in the second half and 15-11 in the game. A bulk of their shots came from junior back Haley McKay, who had a team-leading four and freshman forwards Erin Angelillo, who had three and Jana Paecht, who landed two on goal.
Rams’ sophomore goalkeeper Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux started the game and made two saves on three shots allowing one to reach the back of the net and was replaced by fellow sophomore keeper Jennifer Stevens in the 29th minute. Stevens would not record a save as the only shot she faced made it past her and she was swapped out for Gange-Lamoureux at the start of the second half.
The loss made it four straight for the Rams, who have been outscored 11-2 in that stretch.
The Framingham State Rams dropped their fifth straight game and moved to 3-7 after a 1-0 loss to Salve Regina on the road. The Rams were shutout for the second straight time and the third time in their last four contests.
The Rams were only outshot 13-12 in the game, but were not able to land a single goal to match Salve Regina’s lone score that came within the first 34 minutes of the match.
The starting keeper for the Rams, Gange-Lamoureux, made eight saves on seven shots, allowing one shot to make it past her, which ultimately decided the game. Senior back Michaela Hyland led the Rams with three shots in the game.
A major losing factor in the game was Framingham’s inability to get a corner kick as they never had a single one all game, while also limiting the Seahawks to just two.
During the five-game losing streak that the Rams are now currently on, they have been outscored 13-2. Before the losing streak, the Rams outscored their opponents 8-5.
The Rams hope to get back on track when they face Westfield State on Saturday, Oct. 8.