Women’s soccer drops to 2-9-1

The Rams’ women’s soccer team fell to the Westfield State Owls 5-1 Oct. 12. 

The Owls got things moving quickly, scoring their first goal off a corner kick just three minutes into the first half.

Less than 10 minutes later, they scored again, putting them ahead of the Rams by two at the 12-minute mark. 

It seemed things were looking up for the Rams in the 40th minute when junior Casey Good was able to bury one off a free kick from senior Kaleigh Pallotta, cutting the Owls’ lead in half. 

“It felt good to score. That put us down only one goal rather than down two,” Good said. 

Westfield was quick to recover, though, scoring again just 25 seconds before halftime. 

Early in the second half, the Owls extended their lead by three when Lydia Kinsman put away her second goal of the game. 

In the 79th minute, Westfield’s Mary Kate McAleavey was able to secure their fifth and final goal of the game, also securing the first goal of her career. 

Framingham did not have much scoring opportunities in the second half, being outshot by the Owls 17-7. Goalkeeper Madison Brown still totaled 12 saves by the end of the match. 

“This game wasn’t one of our best. Going forward, hopefully, we can work hard and capitalize in the playoffs,” Good said. 

The Rams are now 2-9-1 on the season, and 2-2 in the MASCAC. 

They host the Bridgewater State Bears for another MASCAC game Oct. 19.