By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Wellesley College women’s soccer team scored in the 77th minute to break a scoreless tie to defeat Framingham State 1-0 in non-conference play Wednesday afternoon in Framingham.
Framingham State is still seeking its first win of the season and drops to 0-7.
Wellesley College improves to 4-2 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The two sides played a scoreless first half despite the visitors outshooting the Rams 13-to-3. Solid goalkeeping by Jetta Oskirko who made seven first-half saves kept Wellesley off the board.
- Wellesley had a great look in the 58th minute when Carrie Huang sent in a corner kick into the box that was headed by a Wellesley player and hit the crossbar.
- Oskirko made another great save in the 66th minute when Paige Sangston gathered a loose ball between two defenders and had an open look at goal that was saved by Oskirko. A couple minutes later Marleigh Ausbrooks had a 1-on-1 look with Oskirko that she saved.
- The visitors finally broke through in the 77th minute when Ella Hong set up Paige Sangston who found the open net.
- The Blue defense locked in and kept the Rams to one shot in the second half.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Jetta Oskirko made an impressive 17 saves in net for the Rams.
- Riley McNair turned away three attempts for Wellesley to earn the win.
- The visitors held an advantage in shots 27-to-3 and had six corners to the Rams two.
The Rams return to the pitch on Saturday, September 24 when they travel to MASCAC foe Bridgewater State.
The Blue will travel to Springfield College for NEWMAC action on the same day.