By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team was defeated at home tonight 17-10 by the MIT Engineers in non-conference action at Maple Street Field in Framingham.
With the win, Engineers improve to 5-4 overall.
With the loss, Rams drops to 3-6 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams got on the board first on a goal from Madison Skiff just over two minutes into the game.
- The Engineers answered with a 4-0 run including a pair of goals from Sydney Pyon to take a 4-1 lead with just over seven on the clock.
- The Rams cut the deficit to 4-2 on a goal from Hannah Guerin, but the Engineers rattled off three straight to push the advantage to 6-2.
- Leah Green found the back of the net for the Rams in the closing minute of the first to make the score 6-3 after one.
- The Rams opened the second with back-to-back goals from Guerin to pull within one, 6-5, just over five minutes into the frame.
- MIT scored the final three goals of the quarter including two from Ellie Rabenold to lead 9-5 at the half.
- The Engineers opened the third quarter with two straight pushing the advantage to 11-5, but the Rams answered with two in a row to close the gap to 11-7.
- MIT’s Meredith Arterburn tallied the final goal of the third with just over a minute remaining to give the Engineers a lead 12-7.
- The Rams closed the deficit to four, 13-9, on a Tara Palermo goal just under six minutes into the fourth, but MIT pushed the lead to six and would hold off the Rams for the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Guerin finished the game with five goals and an assist for the Rams, while Skiff and Green finished with two tallies apiece.
- The Engineers were led offensively by five goals and two assists from Lindsey Gambino, while Pyin finished the game with four goals and Julianne Flusche added three markers.
- Alexis Buleigh took the loss in net for the Rams, but made seven saves.
- Elena Boal earned the win in net making nine stops for the Engineers.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Saturday when they travel to MCLA for a MASCAC tilt at noon, while MIT hosts Smith in NEWMAC action on Saturday at 1 p.m.