Field Hockey’s back-to-back losses pushes them further from the playoffs

(Annie Souza stick handles down the field for the 2-9 Rams. By Corey McFeeley)

The Rams dropped their game to Salem State on Sep. 30 by a score of 2-1.

Courtney Smith scored the first goal of the game, with Casie Curtin assisting on the play.

Two minutes later, Mycala Moody tied the game at one, converting off the feed from Meaghann Ackerman.

The game remained tied until six minutes left in the game when Vanessa Yavorski gathered the loose ball in front of the Rams net and put it home for the game winner.

The Vikings outshot the Rams 9-6 in this defense-heavy game. Smith led with five shots on goal for Salem State and Moody led the Rams with three shots on net.

Haley Duggan made five saves and took the loss for Framingham. Gabriella Cerro made three stops for the Vikings.

The Rams fall to 2-7 on the season and 1-6 in the LEC.

The Rams lost 1-0 to Regis College on Oct. 3.

In another defensive game, the Rams and Pride both fought hard to find shots in the first half.

Each team had six shots apiece before intermission.

The Rams had the best chance to score when Moody stole the ball and was on a breakaway, but Pride goalie Maresa Malcolm came up with a diving save to keep the score at 0.

Aineen Callahan had the only goal of the contest about midway through the second half.   

The Pride defense kept the intensity high, but the Rams could not keep up. Framingham could only muster one shot on goal in the second half.

The Pride outshot the Rams 12-7. Callahan led with seven shots on goal. Duggan made two saves for the Rams and Malcolm stopped two shots for Regis.

The Rams move to 2-8 on the season.

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