Women’s Soccer comes up just short against Westfield State

Jenna-Nicole Richard / THE GATEPOST

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Framingham State Rams took on Westfield State in a MASCAC match.

The game’s first goal came in the 26th minute, when Jenn Rennich received a pass from Ashley Levya and put it into the back of the net to give the Owls a 1-0 lead.

Midway through the half, Framingham had a good scoring opportunity but came up short. After a 2-on-1 was stopped with a foul by the Owls, the Rams had a good look at net with a free kick, but the shot went just wide.

No more goals came in the first half of action, giving the Owls a 1-0 lead going into the break.

After a scoreless first 30 minutes in the second half, the Owls finally broke through for the second goal of the game in the 72nd minute. Levya took a pass from Bella Eduardo and fired it past the Rams’ keeper to make it 2-0.

In the closing minutes of the game, the Rams had one more opportunity to score, but again came up short. Olivia Mihalek ripped a shot on net, but it hit the cross bar and stayed out of the goal.

The Owls closed out the game 2-0.

Jennifer Stevens made seven saves in net for the Rams. Erin Angelillo led the Rams’ offense with three shots.

Westfield outshot the Rams 15-8 and won the corner kick battle 7-5.

With the loss, the Rams drop to 0-4 on the season.

Framingham took on Keene State on Monday, Sept. 17 in a nonconference match.

Keene State opened up the scoring in the 16th minute. Maggie Vogt fired a cross into the box from the corner that Sarah Carron put into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

The rest of the first half was scoreless, sending the Owls into half with a 1-0 lead.

Both teams had several scoring opportunities in the second half, but neither was able to convert.

The Rams had two very good chances, both off free kicks inside of 20 yards. Both free kick shots ended up wide of the net to keep the score at 1-0.

Keene State closed out the game, earning a 1-0 victory over the Rams.

Stevens started in net for the Rams and made five saves. Angelillo again led the Rams on offense with four shots.

The loss drops the Rams to 0-5 on the season.

The Rams traveled to Rhode Island College on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a nonconference match.

Rhode Island opened up the scoring in just the 4th minute of play. Madyson Christian received a cross from Brooke Young, and ripped a shot into the net from about 10 yards out to make it 1-0.

In the 19th minute, RIC struck again. This time, it was Brittany DeGrooth receiving a pass from Soleil Galagarza and putting it into the net to make it 2-0.

RIC was awarded a penalty kick in the 29th minute of play. Rams’ goalie Madison Brown made the save but gave up a rebound. Breanna Ford fired the rebound into the net to make it 3-0.

In the 45th minute, Rhode Island added one more goal to the lead to make it 4-0. This time, it was Galagarza with the goal.

Just one minute after halftime, in the 47th minute, RIC scored their fifth goal of the game to make it 5-0. DeGrooth scored her second goal of the game off a feed from Young.

Galagarza scored her second goal of the game in the 61st minute when DeGrooth sent in a cross to the box that she finished off to make it 6-0.

In the 63rd minute, DeGrooth finished off her hat trick by scoring her third goal of the game. She fired a shot from 10 yards out and found the back of the net to make it 7-0.

Brown and Stevens split time in net for Framingham. Brown made four saves and Stevens made three. Almstrom had three shots to lead the Rams.

With the loss, the Rams fall to 0-6 on the season.

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