On Friday, April 13, the Framingham State Rams hosted the Fitchburg State Falcons in a MASCAC game.
The Rams came out and dominated the Falcons in the first half, outscoring them 9-2.
Framingham had six different goal scorers in the half.
Grace Gamache led the way for the Rams with three goals in the first. Alissa Marino followed right behind her with two goals of her own.
The other four goal scorers for Framingham were Kimmy Foley, Britney Herskowitz, Nicole Pacheco and Hanna McMahon, who all had one goal each.
Framingham had assists on six of the nine goals they scored in the first.
Gamache led with two assists, while Foley, Audrey Duhaime, Morgan Begley, and Jacey Salvie all added an assist each.
The second half was much closer, but the Rams still outscored the Falcons 9-7 to earn an 18-9 victory.
Foley led the Rams in the second half, scoring three goals.
Aside from Foley, Framingham had six other goal scorers.
Marino, Pacheco, Duhaime, Gamache, Begley and Caitlyn Baril scored the six other goals for Framingham. Gamache also added five assists in the second half.
Foley and Gamache both had four goals in the victory to lead the Rams. Gamache also led Framingham in assists, as she set up seven goals on the day.
Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath faced 18 shots in net for the Rams and stopped nine of them.
With the victory, Framingham extends their win streak to 10 games and improves to 11-1 on the season and 3-0 in the MASCAC.
On Tuesday, April 17, Framingham traveled to Westfield State to take on the Owls in a conference game.
Framingham came out looking good, scoring two goals in the first 3 minutes of the game.
Gamache scored the first goal for the Rams off a feed from Pacheco to take a 1-0 lead.
The second goal for Framingham came from a free position shot from Marino, making it 2-0.
Just 10 seconds later, the Owls got one back to cut into the Rams’ lead.
In the next 5 minutes, the Owls scored two more goals to go up 3-2 with 20 minutes left in the half.
Framingham fired back, scoring two unanswered goals, giving them a 4-3 lead over the Owls.
The first goal came off the stick of Marino from a feed from McMahon for her second goal of the game.
Pacheco scored the second goal for the Rams with the assist going to Gamache.
Westfield tied things up less than 2 minutes later, but the Rams responded again to put themselves up 5-4. Again it was Pacheco off a Gamache assist to break the tie.
Westfield closed out the half with four unanswered goals to take a three-goal lead into the break.
Framingham scored the first two goals of the second half to cut the Owls’ lead to just one.
Gamache scored the first unassisted and Foley scored the second off a feed from Duhaime.
Westfield would counter with two unanswered goals of their own to extend the lead back to three.
With 10 minutes left, McMahon took a feed from Pacheco and put it in the back of the net to cut the Owls’ lead to 10-8, but that was the last goal the Rams scored on the day.
Westfield scored two more goals to push the final score to 12-8.
Fox Tree-McGrath made 15 saves for the Rams in the losing effort.
With the loss, Framingham’s 10-game win streak was snapped. They fall to 11-2 on the season and 3-1 in the MASCAC.
On Saturday, April 21, Framingham hosted the Salem State Vikings in a MASCAC game.
After just a minute of action, Framingham already had a two-goal lead.
Just over 20 seconds in, Pacheco found the back of the net off a Marino feed to make it 1-0.
Fifteen seconds after that, Marino scored a goal off an assist from Gamache to make it 2-0.
Kristen Keenan added to the Rams’ lead just 2 minutes later to give Framingham a three-goal lead.
The Vikings got a goal back to cut their deficit to two goals, but that would be the closest they got to the lead for the rest of the game.
Framingham closed the first half with eight unanswered goals to take an 11-1 lead into the break.
The Rams had seven different goal scorers on their 8-0 scoring run.
Pacheco, Marino, Herskowitz, Duhaime, Foley and Jennifer Buckley all had a goal each and Gamache had two to give the Rams a 10-goal lead.
Of the eight goals, seven were assisted. Foley had three of them and Gamache added two.
Salem State showed a little more life in the second half, but it was still too little, too late. The Vikings scored five goals in the second half, but so did the Rams.
Gamache scored two more goals – one off a free position shot, and one unassisted. Foley, Pacheco and Keenan all added one more goal to their tallies to secure the 16-6 victory for the Rams.
In the win, Fox Tree-McGrath made three saves in net, before giving way to Mikayla Seavey, who made two saves.
With the win, Framingham improves to 12-2 on the season and 4-1 in the conference.