Rams Defeats Keene State 21-11

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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