Field Hockey ends losing skid
By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham dropped its sixth-consecutive game on Sept. 23 to Eastern Connecticut State by a score of 6-0.
Tia LaFrance-Boyce scored the first two goals of the game at the 4:06 and 10:03 marks.
Khiara Valentine scored just 50 seconds later to put the Warriors up by three.
With just under four minutes to go in the first half, Alex Kallgren made it a 4-0 game, rifling a shot passed the Rams’ goalie Haley Duggan.
Valentine scored two second half goals to complete her hat trick on the day. Erin Sheehan assisted on one score and Valentine went unassisted on the other.
The Rams best chance to score came late in the game off a shot by Meaghann Ackerman, but it was blocked at the last minute by one of the Warrior defenders.
The Warriors outshot the Rams 28-5. Valentine led with eight shots on net. Duggan made Dve saves in the game and Maddie LaRusso made two stops for the Warriors.
The Rams fell to 1-6 on the season and 0-5 in the Little East Conference.
The Rams won a nail-biter against Bridgewater State on Sept. 27, winning 2-1 in overtime.
The game was a defensive battle that featured few shots.
Samantha Hayes scored the only goal of the first half, burying a shot from the right side to put the Bears up 1-0.
Caitlin Baril tied the game at one just over 10 minutes into the second half.
The game would go into overtime when Baril played the hero, scoring 18 seconds in. Baril gathered the loose ball at mid-field, drove toward the net and Dred just inside the left post for the win.
The Bears outshot the Rams 10-9 on net. Hayes had four shots and Baril led the Rams with six shots on net. Duggan made nine saves in the win and Jillian Delaney stopped seven shots for the Bears.
The Rams finally won, improving to 2-6 on the season and 1-5 in the LEC.