Field Hockey extends losing streak to five straight games

The Rams’ field hockey team dropped their last two games Saturday and Tuesday. They lost 4-1 to the Plymouth State Panthers, and 3-1 to the Western Connecticut State Warriors.

On Saturday, the Rams traveled to Plymouth State to play the 3-4 Panthers at their home field. The game was already 2-0 after just over four minutes had passed, due to goals by Panthers’ Mariah Luscher and Leah Mayes. 

Mayes’ goal was a very smart one, as she tipped teammate Jess Mezquita’s shot into the goal nine seconds after the first goal was scored. 

Mariah Craig and Haley Wakefield scored once in the second and third quarters, respectively.

Framingham managed to get on the board in the 45th minute with a goal from Jordyn O’Boyle, but that was the only goal the Rams managed to score during the game.

The Rams struggled to keep up with the Panthers on offense, getting outshot 9-5 for the contest. Despite the Panthers committing a whopping 25 more fouls, they still managed to win.

Tuesday’s game against the Warriors was another slow offensive outing for the Rams. They once again were only able to score one goal from Mallory Weir in the fourth minute of the game. The goal came on a beautiful long pass from Maddy Pimental that Weir was able to tip into the net.

The Warriors were able to score twice in a two-minute span with goals from Melissa Krim in the 26th minute and a goal from Jordan Campbell in the 28th minute. They scored again late in the fourth quarter on a goal from Carly Matasavage.

The Rams have struggled mightily this season, and after an early 2-2 start, they have now managed to drop five straight games to bring their record down to 2-7 with a 1-4 record in the conference.

If the Rams want to resurrect their season, they will need to start scoring goals. In their past five losses, the Rams have been outscored 20-3, with two of those five losses coming as shutouts.

The Rams play the Salem State Vikings on Saturday.