On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Springfield College handed Framingham State their first loss of the 2019 season. The Pride defeated the Rams 15-10, after a second-half comeback fell short.
Framingham entered the contest looking to start strong after a long playoff run in the 2018 season.
Just three minutes into play, Kate Sarnacki forced a turnover and found the back of the net, giving the Pride the first goal of the contest. The Pride continued to dominate, jumping out to a 4-0 lead, but the Rams did not roll over.
A goal from Morgan Begley on an assist from Grace Gamache, as well as a goal from Hanna McMahon cut the deficit to 6-2.
The Pride shifted the momentum back in their favor and fired off four unanswered goals to gain a quick 10-2 lead near the end the half.
The Pride came out firing on all cylinders to start the second half, notching the first two goals.
The Rams responded with scores from Gamache and McMahon early in the second to narrow the deficit.
Nicole Pacheco, Tara Palermo, and Alissa Marino all contributed goals in the second half, but the Pride held on to earn the 15-10 victory.
McMahon led the way for the Rams on the day, scoring four goals and assisting on another.
Gamache netted two goals for the Rams and also had two assists.
Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath played in net for the Rams and made 13 saves on the day.
Framingham was heavily outshot in the loss, 36-22.
With the loss, the Rams start the season 0-1.