Late Lancers’ goal knocks Framingham out of MASCAC Tourney

[Amanda Martin]

By Liam Gambon

Staff Writer

The Framingham State Rams reached the end of the road for them this year when they lost to Worcester State University in the semifinals of the MASCAC tournament.

Nikki DiPilla scored the Lancers’ game-winning goal in the 79th minute to give the Lancers a 1-0 win over the No. 4 seeded Rams.

The first half was slow paced as only four shots were registered on goal, three for Framingham State and one for Worcester State, while the Rams held the shot advantage 8-4.

The second half was  hard fought between both teams, until the Lancers finally took the lead with 11 minutes remaining.

Framingham State had one last chance off a shot on goal from Erin Angelillo in the last minute of play. However, the shot was saved by Worcester’s keeper Vanessa O’Donnell.

The Rams finished the game with the lead in shots 17-12 and tied in shots on goal 6-6.

O’Donnell recorded her seventh shutout of the season in a six-save performance and still holds a 0.00 goals against average against conference opponents.

The Rams’ Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux suffered the loss and stopped five of six Lancers’ shots on goal.

The Rams hard fought season finally comes to an end with a finishing record of 8-11.

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