Framingham State traveled to Worcester to take on the Lancers in their first conference game of the season.
Just 4 minutes into the game, the Rams found themselves in unfamiliar territory – trailing by two goals.
Worcester State jumped out to a two-score lead with goals from Kelly Austin and Mackenzie Little, both from free position shots.
Framingham came storming back, scoring four unanswered goals in the next 8 minutes.
Alissa Marino scored the first goal for the Rams off a feed from Nicole Pacheco, who followed with a goal of her own just 30 seconds later.
Kristen Keenan scored the third goal for the Rams, off a pass from Kimmy Foley.
Pacheco finished off the run, scoring her second unassisted goal of the game to give Framingham a 4-2 lead.
The Lancers got one back as Ashley Perugini scored off a feed from Hannah Sledzieski to make it 4-3.
Framingham countered with another big run – this time, three unanswered goals.
Foley got the scoring started, taking a pass from Marino to extend the Rams’ lead to 5-3.
Marino then scored back-to-back goals, one off a pass from Britney Herskowitz and one off a pass from Morgan Begley, to push the Rams’ lead to 7-3.
Coley Hayes scored off a free position shot to make it 7-4 heading into halftime.
A little over 4 minutes into the second half, the Lancers cut the deficit to two goals, as Kelly Austin scored off a free position shot to make it 7-5.
The Rams fired back with five unanswered goals to take a commanding 12-5 lead.
Pacheco, Marino, Foley, Keenan and Hanna McMahon were the goal scorers for Framingham.
The Lancers got one back when Little scored her second goal of the game to make it 12-6.
Framingham didn’t waste any time getting the goal back as McMahon scored her second goal of the game, extending the lead back to seven goals.
Austin scored another goal for the Lancers 2 minutes later to make it 13-7.
The Rams countered with another 5-0 run to take an 18-7 lead.
Foley scored three goals, Pacheco scored a goal and Grace Gamache scored one during the run.
Worcester closed with three unanswered goals, but it wasn’t enough, as Framingham earned an 18-10 victory.
In the win, Foley had five goals to go along with three assists. Pacheco and Marino followed her, both scoring four goals with two assists.
Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath made four saves in net for the Rams.
With the victory, Framingham extended their win streak to seven games, making them 8-1 on the season and 1-0 in the conference.
Framingham State hosted Smith College on April 4 in a nonconference game.
The Rams got off to a hot start, scoring the first six goals of the game.
Foley scored the first two goals of the game, the first off a feed from Gamache and the second off a free position shot.
Audrey Duhaime scored the third goal of the game unassisted, then assisted Gamache on the Rams’ fourth goal.
The Rams next two goals came off free position shots. Begley scored the first and Gamache scored the second to make it 6-0 just 13 minutes into the game.
Smith College got one back when Caroline Myran scored unassisted to make it 6-1.
Framingham closed out the first half on another 6-0 run.
McMahon started the run as she ripped a shot into the net off a feed from Ashley Gregory.
Marino scored the next one for the Rams as she took a feed from Foley to make it 8-1.
Gamache converted another goal for Framingham, again off a feed from Duhaime to stretch the lead to 9-1.
Duhaime scored the 10th goal for the Rams as she took a feed from Begley and finished it.
Thirty seconds later, Gregory scored another goal for the Rams.
Gamache closed out the half for Framingham, scoring unassisted to give the Rams a 12-1 lead heading into the break.
A little over 30 seconds into the second half, Duhaime extended the Rams’ lead to 13-1, scoring unassisted for her third goal of the game.
McMahon scored the next two goals for Framingham to push the lead to 15-1.
Gamache scored the 16th goal for Framingham off a free position shot.
The Pioneers scored the next three goals of the game to cut into the Rams’ lead and make it 16-4.
Jennifer Buckley scored for Framingham with just under 9 minutes remaining to make it 17-4.
After one more Smith College goal, the Rams scored once more. The final goal was scored by Gregory off a Perin Genaway feed to reach the final score of 18-5.
In the win, Fox Tree-McGrath made six saves in net for the Rams.
Gamache led the Rams on offense with five goals to go along with two assists.
Duhaime and McMahon followed just behind her, each scoring three goals. Duhaime also added two assists.
With another victory, the Rams extend their win streak to eight games and improve to 9-1 on the season.