By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team used a 7-1 run late in the first half to take control of the game as the Rams defeated Keene State 21-11 this afternoon in non-conference action at Maple Street Field in Framingham,
With the win, Framingham State remains undefeated at 2-0.
This was the season opened for Keene State.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams were paced offensively in the game by six goals from junior Tara Palermo (Mashpee.), while senior Alissa Marino (Trumbull, Conn.) added four goals and two assists.
- Sophomore Nicole Berry (New Fairfield, Conn.) tallied four goals with a helper, while senior Jenna McMahon (Watertown) and freshman Hannah Guerin (Cumberland, RI) finished with three goals apiece.
- The Owls were led by five goals and a helper from sophomore Haile Ratajack, while senior Ali Daisy added four goals and an assists.
- Junior Brigid Casey finished the game with two goals and five assists for the Owls.
- Freshman Hannah Allen (Franklin) earned her first victory for the Rams in net making four saves, while junior Haley Terva took the loss for Keene making 16 stops.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Keene State jumped out to a 5-1 lead just under eight minutes into the game. The Rams rattled off three straight to pull within one, 5-4, with 16:30 remaining in the stanza.
- Keene State used a quick 3-0 spurt including two free position shots from Ratajack to take an 8-4 lead with 13:15 on the clock.
- The Rams closed the frame with an offensive spurt, outscoring the Owls 7-1 in the final 13 minutes of the half. The Rams tied the game on a goal from McMahon with 4:43 on the clock and took their first lead, 10-9, on a free position shot from Palermo just over a minute later.
- Guerin found the back of the net with 2:57 remaining to give the Rams an 11-9 lead at the break.
- The Rams opened the second half with five straight goals extending the lead to 16-9.
- The Owls got broke their scoring draught with just under 14 minutes remaining in the game when Daisy found the back of the net.
- Palermo and Daisy traded goals before the Rams closed the game scoring the final four including a pair from Marino to reach the final margin of 21-11.
The Rams are back in action Thursday night when they open MASCAC action hosting Westfield State at 6 p.m.