Women’s Soccer season comes to a close with loss in quarterfinals

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Rams traveled to Regis College to take on the Pride in a nonconference game.

After a scoreless first half, the Pride jumped out to a lead in the 49th minute. Emma Mendes chipped a shot over the Rams’ goalie to make it 1-0.

Regis added to their lead in the 74th minute when Kaylee Francis fired a shot into the net making it 2-0.

Olivia Mihalek had a good chance to cut into the Pride’s lead on the ensuing kickoff, but a diving save kept the Rams off the scoreboard.

The Pride put the game away in the 89th minute. Alexandra Mahar maneuvered around a defender and found the back of the net to seal a 3-0 victory for Regis.

Regis outshot the Rams 16-12 and both teams took three corner kicks.

Jennifer Stevens started in net for the Rams and made five saves. Mihalek led the Rams’ offensive with four shots.

With the loss, the Rams fall to 4-11-1 on the season.

The Rams traveled to Fitchburg State on Oct. 26 to take on the Falcons in their regular season finale.

Neither team was able to break out in the first half, sending the game into the break tied at 0.

The Falcons outshot the Rams 4-2 in the half, but Stevens stopped all four of the Falcons’ shots to keep the game scoreless.

A little over a minute into the second half, the Rams finally broke through to take a 1-0 lead. Kayla Almstrom received a pass from Mihalek in the box and fired it into the net for her third goal of the season.

In the 58th minute, the Rams struck again to take a 2-0 advantage over Fitchburg. This time, it was Elizabeth Paolucci with the goal off a feed from Jasmine Lees.

The Falcons cut into the Rams’ lead in the 70th minute to make it 2-1, as Elicia Marshall netted her 10th goal of the season.

But the Fitchburg comeback was too little, too late, as the Rams closed out the game to earn a 2-1 victory.

In the win, Stevens made nine saves for the Rams.

The Rams improve to 4-3 in the conference, good for the fourth seed heading into the MASCAC tournament.

The Rams hosted the fifth-seeded Salem State Vikings in the MASCAC tournament quarterfinal.

Framingham fell behind early, as the Vikings struck first. In the 18th minute, a failed attempt to clear the ball allowed Casey McFall to score the Vikings’ first goal, making it 1-0.

The Rams has a good chance to tie the game a few minutes later, but could not convert. Kayleigh Pallotta received a pass and fired a long shot that sailed just over the crossbar.

Both defenses continued to play well for the rest of the half, sending the game into the break at 1-0.

In the 54th minute, the Vikings doubled their lead. McFall scored again for Salem off a feed from Emily Boyle to make it 2-0.

The Vikings added an insurance goal in the 78th to go up 3-0. Teagan Gilliss gathered a loose ball and fired a shot into the top corner of the net to seal the victory.

Stevens played in net for the Rams and made four saves.

With the loss, the Rams were eliminated from the conference tournament, ending their season.

Framingham finishes the season with a record of 5-12-1.

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