Photo & report by Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team received six goals from sophomore Alissa Marino as the Rams captured the 2019 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women’s Lacrosse Regular Season Title with a 17-5 victory over Worcester State University this evening at Maple Street Field in Framingham.
With the victory Framingham State remains undefeated in the Conferene at 7-0 and 14-2 overall.
Worcester State falls to 4-3 in the Conference and 10-5 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams have won their first MASCAC Regular Season Title after going a perfect 7-0 in league play. They will be the top seed in next week’s MASCAC Championship Tournament and will host a semifinal on Thursday night.
- Marino and junior Grace Gamache paced the Rams on the offensive side of the ball. Marino tallied a game-best six goals with two helpers, while Gamache found the back of the net five times and assisted on one.
- Sophomore Hanna McMahon chipped in with three goals, while sister Jenna McMahon, junior Nicole Pacheco, and senior Shae Riley tallied a goal with two helpers.
- The Lancers were paced by two goals and two assists from sophomore Kylie Hill, while classmate Coley Hayes added a goal and an assist.
- The Rams snagged the first draw control of the game and march right down the field for the game’s first goal from Pacheco just under 20 seconds into the game.
- The Lancers would tally the next three taking a 3-1 lead. Junior Rachel Hopkins struck first with just under 25 on the clock. Hill assisted on a marker from sophomore Taylor Dube (Milford, Mass.) and Hill scored her first at 17:32 for the lead.
- The Rams scored eight straight to retake the lead for good. Gamache tallied three straight to tie the game and put the Rams up one. Riley converted a free position shot and Marino scored three times with Gamache added one more on the spurt.
- Hill found the back of the net in the final minute of the half to send the game to the break with the Rams leading 9-4.
- The Rams extended the lead to as many as 12 in the second half.
- Senior Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath earned the win in net for the Rams making sour saves, while Chloe O’Brien took the loss and made six stops for the Lancers.
Both teams are back in action in the MASCAC Tournament later this week with the Rams hosting one semifinal on Thursday and the Lancers hosting a quarterfinal on Tuesday.