By Amelia Foley
Framingham State faced Westfield State in the Little East Conference opener on Sept. 12.
The game took off at a fast pace, but slowed as the first half continued.
Junior Holly Brouillette scored the first goal of the game unassisted for Westfield only 5:26 into the game.
Framingham State failed to score for the remainder of the 3rst period, but Brouillette continued to dominate the game scoring a second unassisted goal at 28:30.
The Lady Rams ended the first half with no points on the board, but struck first in the second.
At 55:29, Rams’ freshman, Sydney
Buono not only scored the 3rst goal of the game for the Rams, but also the first goal of her career. She was assisted by freshmen Meaghann Ackerman.
The Rams’ success was short lived, when sophomore Rachel Testa fired another goal into the net for the Owls only three minutes later.
Testa scored one more final goal for the Owls at 64:48, and brought the final score of the game to 5-1, Westfield.
Overall, Westfield outshot the Rams 14-6. With the loss, the Lady Rams fall to 0-3 in the early season.
The Lady Rams challenged Roger Williams in a non-conference game on Sept. 14, at Maple Street Field.
Eight minutes into the game, Roger Williams’ freshmen, Jenna Clavette passed to junior, Meghan Curran, who quickly 3red the ball into the back of the net.
Ten minutes later, junior Katherine Mahoney tallied another point on the board for the Hawks, when she went unassisted to the net.
The Rams put themselves on the board in the 22nd minute when Ackerman assisted freshman Hannah Carnes, with Framingham’s 3rst goal of the game.
Three minutes later, Curran pushed the Hawk’s back to a two goal lead when she went unassisted to the net, bringing the 3nal score of the 3rst half to 3-1, Roger Williams.
The Rams dominated the second half of the game.
Ackerman acquired a second point for her team of a penalty corner and scored again before the end of the second half of another penalty, bringing the game to 3-3.
The two teams failed to score again, and the game was pushed into overtime.
Mahoney had an early breakaway for the Hawks, but Rams keeper, senior Rosemary Talbot broke up the play before Mahoney was able to shoot.
Sophomore Juliana Miccile took a shot on net but, it was defected of the Rams’ post and into the possession of junior Abby Treweek, who then scored the deciding goal of the game.
The final score was 4-3, Hawks. Rosemary Talbot stayed strong throughout the game, making a total of 15 saves.