By Matt Ferris
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Rams traveled to Keene State to take on the Owls in a nonconference game.
It was all Owls from the start, as they scored in the 10th minute and never looked back.
Nina Bruno scored the goal in the 11th minute to give the Owls a 1-0 lead.
In the 15th minute, Keene State struck again to make it 2-0. This time, it was Julia Babbitt with the goal, as she took a feed from Bruno and snuck it into the net.
Kelsey Roberts scored the final goal for the Owls in the first half. In the 24th minute, she received a pass from Babbitt and ripped it past Rams’ goalie Haley Duggan.
The Owls continued their dominance in the second half, scoring three goals in a three minute span to stretch the lead to 6-0.
In the 39th minute, Kayla Klein scored her first goal of the game to make it 4-0.
Just a minute later, Bruno scored her second goal of the game to make it 5-0.
In the 41st minute, Babbitt converted on her second goal of the game to make it 6-0.
Klein stretched the lead to 7-0 in the 48th minute, scoring her second goal of the game.
The game’s final goal came in the 60th minute of action. Bruno received a pass and fired it into the net for her third goal of the game, making it 8-0.
In the loss, the Rams were outshot 29-3.
Duggan started in goal for the Rams and made 12 saves. Meaghann Ackerman led the Rams’ offense and took all three of the team’s shots.
With the loss, Framingham drops to 2-7 on the season.
Framingham hosted the University of Southern Maine on Oct. 9 in a nonconference game.
Southern Maine wasted no time scoring the game’s first goal in the 4th minute of action. Makayla Garvin received a pass from Abbie Staples and put it in the net to make it 1-0.
The Huskies scored again in the 10th minute to increase the lead to 2-0. This time, it was Samantha Ellis off an assist from Kerigan Demers.
The rest of the first half was quiet, giving the Huskies a 2-0 lead at the break.
In the 35th minute, Southern Maine struck again to stretch the lead to 3-0. Ellis scored her second goal of the game off an assist from Maggie Redman.
In the 42nd minute, the Huskies scored the final goal of the game to make it 4-0. It was Ellis again on the goal, her third of the game, to earn a hat trick. Dorina Sirois sent a cross into the box, where Ellis corralled it and fired it into the net.
The Rams were outshot 26-5 in the loss.
Duggan played in net for the Rams and made six saves. Ackerman led the Rams’ offense with two shots on goal.
The loss drops the Rams to 2-8 on the season.