By Framingham State athletics
WORCESTER – The Framingham State University women’s lacrosse team jumped out to a 7-3 lead after one quarter and never looked back as they defeated Worcester State 17-10 Wednesday evening in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Coughlin Field in Worcester.
With the victory, Framingham State remains undefeated in Conference play at 4-0. This was the first Conference loss for the Lancers.
Framingham State is now 7-6 overall.
Worcester State drops to 8-6 overall.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams were paced offensively in the game by six goals and an assist from Hannah Guerin. With the seven points tonight, Guerin has surpassed the 100-point mark for the Rams in her second season with the program.
- Tara Palermo added four goals for the Rams and dished out an assist. Palermo’s five points in the game also pushed Palermo over the 100-career point mark for the Rams.
- Rachel Erickson chipped in with two goals and a pair of helpers.
- Leah Green added two goals and an assist for the Rams, while Kathryn Simpson tallied a goal and an assist in the contest.
- Regan Fein finished the night with a goal and two helpers, while Hailey Baker found the back of the net once.
- The Lancers were led by three goals from Shea Jarvis, while Lily Gendron added two goals and a helper.
- Alexis Burleigh earned the victory in net and made 16 saves.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Worcester State led 2-1 with just over 13 minutes to play in the first, but the Rams rattled off five straight including three from Guerin to take a 6-2 lead with just over four left in the first.
- The two teams traded goals in the final minute of the frame and the Rams led 7-3 after one.
- Worcester State outscored the Rams 4-2 in the second quarter and trailed 9-7 at the half.
- The Rams opened the second half with back-to-back goals pushing the lead to 11-7.
- The Lancers closed the frame with a goal from Gendron and trailed 12-10 after three.
- The Rams held the Lancers off the board in the fourth quarter and found the back of the net five times to secure the MASCAC victory.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Westfield State for a MASCAC tilt at 7 p.m., while the Lancers travel to Fitchburg State on Saturday at 6 p.m.