Field hockey struggles at Western Connecticut, loses OT thriller at Nichols

[Amanda Martin]

By Richard Tranfaglia

Staff Writer

Framingham State lost its eighth straight game Oct. 15 against Western Connecticut State by a score of 5-0. 

Western Connecticut’s Allie Noteware scored the first goal of the game, sending a redirected shot into the net at the 30:44 mark.

About three minutes later, Melissa Krim’s shot went off of a Rams defender and into the cage to give the Colonials a 2-0 lead.

Krim scored again to start the second half, getting the pass from Jacalyn Doerwald to extend the Colonials’ lead.

Shannon Lynch made it a four-goal game when she got away from the defense and blasted a shot short side of Rams goalkeeper Haley Duggan.

The final goal was scored at the 68:22 mark by Olympia Moulton for her third goal of the season.

The Colonials outshot the Rams 17-5 with a 10-5 advantage in shots on goal. Both goalkeepers made five saves on the day. Krim lead the Colonials with two goals in the win.

The Rams fall to 2-13 on the season and 1-9 in the conference.

The Rams lost a thriller in overtime to Nichols College by a score of 4-3.

The Bison struck first just 52 seconds into the game when Erin Kelley set up Lauren Lemay for the goal.

The Rams answered at the 17:03 mark when Bailey Donelly picked up her own rebound and sent the ball to the back of the cage. Just 41 seconds later, Framingham State took the lead with Sydney Buono gathering the loose ball in front of the net and sending it home.

Nichols tied the game in the 50th minute with a strike from Leundra Marsh from the top of the arc. Nichols then regained the lead two minutes later when a corner shot on goal was deflected away by Duggan but right to Brianna Kiborn who scored the goal.

With just 90 seconds left in the game, Framingham State’s Jillian Kokernak tied it when she received a pass from Heather Burdett to send the game to overtime.    

In overtime, it was Kelley scoring a one-timer off a penalty corner for Nichols giving them the win at the 74:53 mark.

The Bison outshot the Rams 21-12 with a 13-9 advantage in shots on goal. Duggan made eight saves for the Rams and Brooke Misbach made five saves for the Bison. Kelly had seven shots on goal and the game-winner.

The Rams move to 2-14 on the season.

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