By Framingham State athletics
SPRINGFIELD – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team received three goals apiece from senior Grace Gamache (Dartmouth) and junior Alissa Marino (Trumbull, Conn.), as the Rams were defeated 18-11 this afternoon in non-conference action at Stagg Field.
Framingham State is now 0-1 this season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Gamache paced the Rams with three goals and a pair of assists in the game, while Marino tallied her three goals.
- Junior Hanna McMahon (Watertown, Mass.) and senior Morgan Begley (Milton, Mass.) tallied two goals apiece for the Rams, while freshman Nicole Berry (New Fairfield, Conn) tallied a goal and a helper in her first collegiate action.
- The Pride were paced by a game-high nine goals and an assist from Kate Sarnacki, while Gabby Fogg found the back of the net three times.
- Taylor Pichel added two goals and two assists, while Arielle Johnson scored once and dealt out six assists.
- Freshman Alexis Burleigh (Vernon, Conn.) made her first collegiate start in net and made five saves for the Rams.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Sarnacki put the Pride on top just under a minute into the game, but the Rams responded with three straight taking a 3-1 lead with just under 20 remaining in the first. Marino scored unassisted to get the Rams on the board and Begley followed with a marker off a feed from Gamache. Gamache finished the spurt converting a free position shot.
- Springfield responded with three straight of their own taking a 4-3 lead with 12:14 on the clock.
- A free position shot from Gamache tied the game at 4-4 before Pichel converted a free position opportunity for the Pride putting the hosts up one.
- The Rams tallied two straight unassisted tallies from Begley and Berry and led 6-5 with 4:56 left in the first. The Pride found the back of the net with just over a minute remaining sending the game to half tied 6-6.
- Sarnacki opened the second half with a goal putting the Pride up one, but Gamache answered with an unassisted tally tying the game at 7-7.
- McMahon put the Rams up 8-7 before the Pride scored five straight taking 12-8 lead with just over 21 minutes remaining.
- Marino and McMahon scored back-to-back for the Rams cutting the deficit to 12-10, but the Pride rattle off five straight opening up a 17-10 with just under three remaining.
The Rams are back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Wellesley College for a non-conference game at 4 p.m.