By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham State dropped its game against Eastern Connecticut State by a score of 10-8.
Eastern Connecticut came out strong, scoring the first four goals of the game. Katie Burke accounted for two of the goals.
Shae Riley got the Rams on the board about 10 minutes into the game to make it 4-1.
Alyssa Powers extended the lead for the Warriors after getting the assist from Burke.
The Rams then began to mount a comeback with four unanswered goals to tie the game. Kristen Keenan, Kimberly Foley, Nicole Pacheco and Riley each contributed a score.
The Warriors took the lead heading into half, when Paige Schneider scored a late goal to make it 6-5.
Just 20 seconds into the second half, Framingham tied it again with Grace Gamache getting the goal.
The Warriors countered with three consecutive goals by Jenna Glynn, Michelina Pinto and Schneider.
After back-to-back goals by Foley and Gamache, Framingham was able to pull within one, making it a 9-8 game.
However, it was not enough as Powers put the nail in the coffin with a last-minute goal to extend the lead back to two scores.
The Warriors outshot the Rams 26-25. Burke led the Warriors with four shots on goal, while Gamache led the Rams with six.
Rams’ goalie Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath had eight saves on the day and Taylor Emmerson made 10 saves for Eastern Connecticut.
The Rams lost on the road to Emmanuel College on Wednesday, Mar. 29 by a score of 9-8.
The Saints scored two goals in the >rst two and a half minutes of the game. Emily Baker and Stephanie Warn were responsible for the scores.
The Rams answered with back-to-back goals of their own a few minutes later. Foley and Gamache each got a tally.
The back-and-forth action continued for the entire first half. Each time the Saints tried to pull away, the Rams countered and kept tying the game.
Savannah Lundwall scored consecutive goals to take a 4-2 lead for the Saints. Gamache and Riley countered for the Rams to tie the game at four.
Baker and Warn each struck again late in the half to regain the two-goal lead.
Pacheco cut the deficit to one a minute before the half.
Emmanuel scored three straight goals coming out of the half to take a 9-5 lead. Allison Hutchings, Lundwall and Abaigeal Merrigan each scored unassisted.
The Rams mounted a late comeback, scoring three goals in the final six minutes of play, but they fell just short of tying the game.
Foley and Pacheco each had their second score of the day and Gamache completed the hat trick with under a minute left.
Framingham outshot Emmanuel 27-17. Gamache and Foley each had a game-high eight shots on net. Lundwall led with three shots on goal for the Saints.
Tree-McGrath had just three saves on the day and Bethany Bonilla made 10 stops for the Saints.
The Rams drop to 5-3 on the season.