Women’s lacrosse edges Bridgewater to extend win streak

(Tess Destino runs upfield for the Rams as she looks to make a pass. The Rams are now 10-1 on the season and 2-0 in the conference. By Allie Gath)

Framingham State hosted the Bridgewater State Bears on April 7 in a MASCAC game.

The Rams were behind early, as the Bears scored the game’s first three goals in the first 7 minutes of play.

Framingham answered back with two goals of their own to cut the Bears’ lead to one. Audrey Duhaime scored the first and Kimmy Foley added the second on a free position shot to make it 3-2.

The Bears came back with three more unanswered goals to push their lead to 6-2.

But the Rams closed out the half, scoring the last six goals to take an 8-6 lead going into the break.

Framingham had five different goal scorers on the 6-0 scoring run, and all six goals were assisted.

Morgan Begley, Hanna McMahon, Alissa Marino and Foley all had one goal, and Nicole Pacheco scored two goals to put the Rams up 8-6.

Bridgewater responded in the second half, scoring the first two goals to tie the game up at 8.

The Rams came right back with two goals of their own to take a 10-8 lead. Grace Gamache scored the first off a free position shot, and Pacheco added the other goal, her third of the game, off an assist from Gamache.

Again, the Bears answered with two more goals to tie the game up.

Pacheco gave the Rams the lead back with just over 16 minutes left to play, scoring off an assist from Foley to make it 11-10.

Bridgewater scored the next two goals of the game to put themselves in the lead – 12-11.

McMahon tied things up at 12 off a free position shot with just under 13 minutes left in the game.

After nearly 8 minutes of no scoring, Bridgewater scored a goal off a free position shot to take a 13-12 lead with 5 minutes remaining.

Framingham scored two goals to take a 14-13 with 4 minutes left to play.

Marino and Kristen Keenan both scored goals off an assist from Gamache.

With just over a minute left in the game, the Bears knotted things up at 14. Gabby Reinold scored unassisted in what looked like a goal that would surely force overtime.

But with just 45 seconds remaining, Pacheco received a pass from Gamache and fired it into the back of the net to give the Rams a 15-14 victory.

Pacheco led the way for the Rams, scoring five goals, including the game-winner. Gamache led the Rams in assists with six.

In net, Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath made seven stops for the Rams.

The win for the Rams extends their streak to nine games. They are now 10-1 on the season and 2-0 in the MASCAC.