Women’s Lacrosse Opens Season With 15-10 Loss

By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team opened the 2019 season Wednesday afternoon, and were defeated 15-10 by Springfield College as the Rams second half comeback fell short in non-conference action at Maple Street Field.



HOW IT HAPPENED:
•       The Pride got on the board first just under three minutes into the game as sophomore Kate Sarnacki caused a turnover in the Rams defensive zone and converted the shot for the first goal of the game.

•       Springfield extended their lead to 4-0 with three goals over the next six minutes.  Sophomore Taylor Pichel connected on her first of the game and senior Amanda Nusbaum, who assisted on the tally, added a goal as well.

•       The Rams got on the board with just under 17 minutes remaining. Junior Grace Gamache sent a pass from behind the net in front to sophomore Morgan Begley and Begley connected on her first of the season.

•       Springfield extended the lead to 6-1 after back-to-back goals, before sophomore Hanna McMahon converted a free position shot for her first goal of the season cutting the deficit to 6-2.

•       Springfield closed the half with four straight goals including three from Sarnacki to take a 10-2 lead at the break.

•       Springfield’s Meghan Lyndon tallied the first goal of the second half, but the Rams countered with two straight cutting the gap to 11-4.  McMahon struck first with an unassisted tally after making a nice move to get past a Pride defender and junior Nicole Pacheco followed with a tally off a Gamache helper.

•       The Rams continued to chip away at the Pride advantage and pulled within five on a goal from Gamache off a Pacheco helper with just under 19 minutes to go.

•       The Pride pushed the lead back to six on a goal from Pichel before the Rams closed the gap to four, 14-10, on a goal from sophomore Alissa Marino (Trumbull, Conn.) off a McMahon helper with 6:29 on the clock.

•       That was as close as the Rams would get as the Pride added a final marker in the game’s final minute to reach the final score.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
•       The Rams were paced offensively by four goals and a helper by McMahon in the game, while Gamache added a pair of marker and two assists.  Pacheco finished the game with a goal and an assist.
•       The Pride were led offensively by five goals and an assist from Pichel, while Sarnack finished the game with four markers and a helper.
•       Brenna Keefe picked up the victory in net making four saves, while senior Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath suffered the loss despite making 13 stops.
•       The Pride held a 36-22 edge in shots for the game, while also collecting 30 ground balls to the Rams 21.


UP NEXT:
The Rams are back in action on Saturday when they host Wellesley College at noon

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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