Women’s lacrosse starts season with offensive explosion

Framingham opened its season on Feb. 28 by traveling to Regis College to take on the Pride in a nonconference match.

The Rams got the scoring started early, putting up their first goal of the season a little over a minute and a half in. Audrey Duhaime ripped a shot past the Regis goalie to make it 1-0 Rams.

Less than two minutes later, Framingham scored another. This time it was Alissa Marino who scored off of a feed from Grace Gamache, to make it 2-0.

Regis cut the Rams’ lead in half in the seventh minute of the first half, making it 2-1, as Malorie Kiehl scored unassisted. But this was as close as the Pride would get to the lead for the rest of the game.

Two minutes later, Gamache increased the lead back to two, scoring on a free position shot to give the Rams a 3-1 lead.

Gamache added to the lead again just three minutes later, this time scoring off an assist from Hanna McMahon to make it 4-1.

McMahon got involved in the goal scoring, receiving a pass from Gamache and ripping it past the Pride goalie to make it 5-1.

The Rams added to the lead just a minute later, as Marino scored her second goal of the game again off a feed from Gamache, making it 6-1.

McMahon added a second goal to her day off a feed from Morgan Begley to give the Rams a 7-1 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the first half.

With just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Marino scored her third goal of the game to make it 8-1. The goal was assisted by Kimmy Foley.

In a 40-second span, Framingham added three more goals to the lead to make 11-1. The first goal was scored by Duhaime for her second of the day. Next was Marino for her fourth goal, again off a feed from Foley. Duhaime scored the third goal of the stretch off a free position for her third goal of the game.

Framingham would score one more goal before halftime. The final goal of the first half was scored by Gamache off a feed from Britney Herskowitz to make it 12-1 heading into halftime.

Framingham continued to dominate in the second half, scoring three more goals in the first six minutes of the half. McMahon, Gamache and Begley all got goals to make it 15-1.

With just under 14 minutes left in play, Foley scored her first goal of the game off a free position shot to bump the lead to 16-1.

With 10 minutes left in the game, Jennifer Buckley scored the final Framingham goal off an assist from Nicole Pacheco to make it 17-1.

Regis would add one more goal, scoring with just over two minutes remaining to cut the Rams’ lead to 17-2, the eventual final.

In the win, Framingham outshot Regis 34-12.

Gamache led the Rams in the win, scoring four goals to go along with four assists. Marino also had four goals for the Rams.

Duhaime and McMahon finished just behind them with three goals each, while Foley had one goal with two assists.

Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath made eight saves on the 10 shots she faced for Framingham.

The win moves the Rams to 1-0 on the season.

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