Field Hockey beats Salem State
By Liam Gambon
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Framingham State Rams traveled to Salem to face the Vikings.
Framingham struck first in the sixth minute with a goal from Meaghann Ackerman, assisted by Marissa Dias.
Salem answered the Rams’ early goal 30 seconds later as Alyssa Drouin sent a shot to the back of the net to tie the game at 1.
Drouin scored once again in the 14th minute to push away from Framingham and break the tie.
The Vikings scored two more goals in the 24th and 26th minutes from Vanessa Yavorski and Jillian Danton to extend their lead to 4-1.
Bailey Donelly started the Rams’ comeback in the 33rd minute off an assist from Ackerman.
Framingham tied the game up at four with two goals in the 52nd and 59th minutes. The first goal came from Julia Tetreault, assisted by Caitlin Baril. The second goal came off the stick of Donelly, for her second goal of the game. Dias added her second assist of the game with an assist on Donelly’s score.
Tetreault added in her second goal of the game in the 63rd minute, with an assist from Sacha Bonilla-Mena to seal the 5-4 win for the Rams.
Grace Pushor led the Rams in net with four saves on eight shots to earn her third victory on the season.
In the Rams’ next game on Monday, Oct. 22, Framingham suffered a 6-3 loss against Nichols.
Nichols took an early 2-0 lead in the first 30 minutes of the game off goals from Carlee Tolley in the 21st minute, and Lizz McKinnon in the 30th minute.
Ackerman cut the lead in half with Framingham’s opening goal of the game in the 33rd minute.
The Bisons’ Erin Jillson extended their lead with a goal in 38th minute.
In the 44th minute, Ackerman netted her second goal of the game to once again cut the lead in half.
From the 50th to the 67th minute, the Bisons added three goals to their total on the day to take a commanding 7-2 lead.
Ackerman scored her third goal of the game in the 68th minute to wrap up the scoring.
Haley Duggan took the loss in net for the Rams as she saved seven of 13 shots, allowing six goals.
The Rams are now 3-13 on the season.