Pimental Leads Framingham State To First Conference Win

By Framingham State athletics

FITCHBURG – Framingham State junior Maddy Pimental (pictured) broke a 1-1 tie with two minutes to play in regulation to send the Rams past Fitchburg State Friday evening in a Little East matchup. at Elliot Field in Fitchburg.

With the win, Framingham State earns its first conference victory, and is now 2-2 overall.

With the loss, Fitchburg State is now 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Framingham State opened the scoring at the 5:41 mark as junior Marissa Dias (Attleboro, Mass.) received a pass from freshman Mallory Weir (Bear, Mass.) and blasted a shot inside the near post for the 1-0 margin.
  • The Rams nearly doubled their edge with seven minutes left in the half when Weir put a shot on frame, but freshman Sophia Morse (West Bridgewater, Mass.) cleared the ball off the goal line for a defensive save to keep the score at 1-0 going into the intermission.
  • Following the break, Fitchburg State knotted the score (1-1) in the 37th minute of action with freshman Lena Spadafore (Lunenberg, Mass.) gathered a feed from senior Olivia Grant (Portsmouth, N.H.) and deposited a shot into the back of the net for her first collegiate tally.
  • Framingham State answered back with just over two minutes left in the contest when Pimental collected a loose ball off a shot from sophomore Julia Tetreault (Sutton, Mass.) and netted the eventually game-winner, resulting in the 2-1 final. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Both teams finished with nine shots apiece, while the Rams held a slim 6-5 edge in penalty corners
  • Freshman Colleen Lamprey (Cherry Valley, Mass.) stopped five shots for Fitchburg State in the setback
  • Sophomore Grace Pushor (Old Town, Maine) made eight saves for Framingham State in the complete game victory

UP NEXT:

  • Falcons will host the Engineers of WPI on Tuesday for a non-conference tilt, starting at 4 p.m. Rams will travel the Blue of Wellesley College on Wednesday for a non-conference matchup.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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