Rams Win Season Opener 18-3 Over Wellesley College

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By Framingham State athletics

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team opened the 2022 season with an 18-3 victory over Wellesley College Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Maple Street Field in Framingham.

It was the season opener for both teams.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:  

  • The Rams were led offensively in the game by five goals from Tara Palermo who also added two ground balls. 
  • Hannah Guerin finished the game with four tallies for the Rams, while Leah Green finished the contest with three.  
  • Regan Fein had a solid day for the Rams with a pair of goals and a pair of helpers, while Madison Skiff and Haley Wood each tallied a goal and handed out a helper. 
  • Nicole Berry and Kathryn Simpson tallied single goals for the Rams in the game. 

  • Lizz Sugg finished the day with a pair of goals for the Blue, while Eleanor Mallett added a marker of her own. 
    • Alexis Burleigh earned the win in net for the Rams making eight stops, while Lorna Li and Hannah Pangborn combined for 14 saves for the Blue.  
  • The Rams held a 25-16 edge in ground balls for the game and outshot the Blue 41-14. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:  

  • The Rams tallied the first five goals of the game opening up a 5-0 lead with just under three to play in the first. Guerin tallied twice on the run, while Rachel Erickson picked up a pair of assists. 
  • Wellesley got on the board with 2:16 remaining in the first when Sugg tallied an unassisted marker, but Wood converted a free position shot with 1:21 giving the Rams a 6-1 lead after one.  
  • The Rams tacked on eight in the third extending the lead to 14-1 at the half. Palermo tallied four goals in the frame, while Green added two. 

  • The Rams added three more in the third quarter to lead 17-1 after three. 
  • The Blue got on the board first in the fourth when Sugg tallied her second of the game just over a minute into the quarter. Fein tallied the Rams lone goal in the fourth and Eleanor Mallet scored unassisted for the Blue to reach the final margin. 

UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on March 2nd when they travel to Springfield for a 4 p.m. game, while the Blue host Worcester State on Saturday at 12 p.m. 


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