By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham dropped its game to Rivier College on Oct. 5, by a score of 2-1.
Beth Castle scored the @rst goal of the game for the Raiders off a one-time pass from Jaclyn Fraser.
Sydney Buono answered for the Rams eight minutes later to tie the game at one. The game remained tied going into the half.
Linsey Roth scored the would be game-winning goal a little over midway through the second half. She scored off a deflected save from Rams’ goalie Haley Duggan.
The Rams outshot the Raiders 18-13, but could not @nd the back of the net to tie the game. Roth and Fraser tied with three shots each on net. Meaghann Ackerman led the Rams with six shots on goal.
Duggan made six saves for Framingham. Emily Foster stopped 11 shots for Rivier.
The Rams fall to 2-9 on the season.
The Rams took on Fitchburg State for a league matchup but could not get the win. They lost 5-3.
The @rst half was a shoot-out as the teams combined for six goals.
Aislinn DeHorsey scored the @rst two goals for the Falcons in the eighth and 20th minutes of play.
Bailey Donelly got Framingham on the board just two minutes later, cutting the lead to one.
Molly Richard scored back-to-back unassisted goals for the Falcons to extend their lead to three.
Caitlin Baril made it a two-score game just 30 seconds before intermission.
The Rams got within one goal when Amie Souza gathered a loose ball in front of the net and sent it home.
Sophia Laperle scored the insurance goal for the Falcons with five minutes left in the game to keep the Rams out of reach.
Fitchburg outshot Framingham 24-12. DeHorsey led the Falcons with seven shots on goal and Ackerman led the Rams with four shots.
Duggan made a season-high 16 saves for the Rams. Rhiannon Fletcher stopped @ve shots for the Falcons.
The Rams move to 2-10 on the season and 1-7 in the LEC.
The Rams lost their fifth-consecutive game on Oct. 10 to UMass Dartmouth by a score of 5-0.
The two teams combined for 23 shots in the first half, but could only score one goal. Haley Donahay got credited for it by using a give-and-go with Erin Kish.
The Corsairs’ offense exploded in the second half with 15 shots and four goals.
Mary Brown scored consecutive goals to make it a 3-0 game. Her first was ripped from the right side of the field past the Rams’ goalie. Brown’s second was on a breakaway after losing the Rams’ defense.
Less than two minutes later, Delany Burns scored on a redirected shot from Brown to extend the Corsairs lead.
Alexis Keohane added one more goal late in the game to reach the final margin.
The Corsairs outshot the Rams 26-17. Burns led with 11 shots on net and Ackerman once again led the Rams in shots with six.
Duggan made 12 stops for the Rams in the loss while Allison Burke saved 11 for UMass.
The Rams drop to 2-11 on the season and 1-8 in the league.