Women’s lacrosse rips off a 4-game win streak to improve to 5-1 on the season

After a 2-1 start to the season, the Rams traveled to Hilton Head, South Carolina for a two-game stretch.

The first came against Lycoming on Thursday, March 15.

Framingham got off to a good start in the opening half, scoring two goals in the first three minutes.

Hanna McMahon scored the first goal off a feed from Grace Gamache to put the Rams up 1-0. Kimmy Foley scored the other goal off an assist from Nicole Pacheco to make it 2-0.

The Warriors would cut into the deficit when Jordan Lazarich scored unassisted to make it 2-1.

Gamache put the lead back to two, scoring a minute later to make it 3-1.

After another Lycoming goal, Framingham would add two more goals to make it 5-2. Pacheco scored the first off a feed from Gamache and Kristen Keenan scored the other – again off a feed from Gamache.

Lycoming would then score four unanswered goals to take the lead 6-5.

The Rams would answer with a run of their own, scoring five straight goals to take a 10-6 lead.

Alissa Marino started the run with a goal off a feed from Britney Herskowitz. Gamache assisted the next two goals – the first from McMahon and the second from Morgan Begley. Foley added another goal to her tally and Pacheco added the 10th goal, both unassisted.

After two more Framingham goals, one from Foley and one from Tess Destino, and four more Lycoming goals, the Rams took a 12-10 lead into the half.

The Rams came out of halftime and put the game out of reach, scoring six of the first seven goals in the half.

Foley, Gamache and Marino each had two goals to push the lead to 18-11.

Lycoming would outscore Framingham 6-5 for the remainder of the game but came up short of a comeback.

Herskowitz, Foley, Gamache, McMahon and Jacey Salvie scored the five goals to close the game for Framingham, taking a 23-19 victory.

In the win, Foley lead the team with six goals, while Gamache was just behind with four goals and added six assists.

Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath made five saves in goal for the Rams.

The win improves the Rams to 3-1 on the season.

In the final match of the two-game stretch in South Carolina, the Rams took on Hope Univerisity on Saturday, March 17.

Framingham dominated the first half of the game, going into the halftime break up 11-5.

The Rams had five different goal scorers in the half. Gamache led the way with five goals in the half. Pacheco and Marino each added two goals while Herskowitz and Audrey Duhaime both had one.

Gamache, Foley, Marino and Destino all had two assists each in the half.

The Rams continued their dominance in the second, outscoring Hope 9-4.

Begley and Foley both had two goals to lead the way for Framingham while Gamache, Marino, Salvie, McMahon and Jennifer Buckley all recorded one goal.

Gamache led the way for the Rams on the day, scoring six goals.

Framingham earned a 20-9 victory over Hope.

Fox Tree-McGrath made two saves in net for the Rams.

The win improves the Rams to 4-1 on the season.

On Wednesday, March 21, the Rams traveled to Wellesley for a nonconference match.

Just 45 seconds into the game, Foley got the scoring started to give the Rams a 1-0 lead.

Wellesley responded with two unanswered goals to take a 2-1 lead with 20 minutes left in the half.

Framingham scored the next five goals to take 6-2 lead. Duhaime and Foley each had two goals, and Gamache scored one.

Wellesley would get one back to cut the deficit to 6-3, but the Rams came back less than a minute later to put the lead back to four. Keenan scored off a feed from Gamache to make it 7-3.

Wellesley scored two minutes later, again only to see Framingham get one right back. McMahon scored off a feed from Gamache to make it 8-4.

Wellesley ended the half with three unanswered goals to make it 8-7 heading into the break.

Just a minute into the second half, the Rams extended their lead when Gamache scored off a feed from Pacheco.

Thirty seconds later, Framingham scored again. This time, it was Duhaime scoring her third goal of the game to make it 10-7.

Wellesley would score the next three goals to tie things up at 10.

Framingham countered with four straight goals of their own to take a commanding 14-10 lead.

The Rams got goals from Destino and Begley and two from Gamache during the run.

Framingham got two more goals on the day – one from Pacheco and one from Gamache – and earned a 16-12 victory.

Framingham was led by Gamache, who had five goals on the day. Duhaime and Foley added three goals each.

Fox Tree-McGrath made 10 saves in net for the Rams.

With the win, Framingham moves to 5-1 on the season