By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham State lost a MASCAC matchup against Bridgewater State by a score of 10-6 on Apr. 8.
The Bears had a strong start, scoring the first six goals of the game. Elizabeth Ettridge recorded a hat trick in the first 10 minutes of the game. Victoria McDonough accounted for two of the goals and Brooke Buckner also scored during the run.
Grace Gamache got the Rams on the board a little over halfway through the half, to make it 6-1.
The Bears answered with consecutive goals by Alex Lynch and McDonough, extending the lead to seven.
Gamache responded by scoring two goals in a two-minute span, becoming the third player in the game to score a hat trick.
Nicole Pacheco added another goal for the Rams, cutting the lead to four.
About a minute before the half, Melissa Renauld scored, giving the Bears a 9-4 lead at intermission.
In a defensive heavy second half, Audrey Duhaime managed to get one passed Bears goalie Allie Forman at the 18:20 mark. Gamache scored her fourth of the day a minute later, making it a 9-6 game.
Ettridge’s late goal reached the Dnal margin in the contest.
The Bears outshot the Rams 30-17. Ettridge led the Bears with seven shots on goal, while Gamache led the Rams with five.
Forman had eight saves for the Bears and Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath had 13 stops for the Rams.
The Rams dropped to 6-4 on the season and 1-1 in the MASCAC.
The Rams lost to Curry College on Wednesday, Apr. 12, by a score of 11-10.
Curry struck first with a goal by Malorie Knowlton at the 22:28 mark.
Gamache responded for the Rams with back-to-back goals, giving FSU a 2-1 lead. Dohaime added to the Rams lead just 13 seconds later.
The Colonels answered with four consecutive goals by Courtney Lima, Abby Carnevale, Knowlton and Kelly Parker.
Pacheco and Duhaime came right back for the Rams, tying the game at five.
Parker gave the Colonels a one-goal lead going into half, scoring at the 3:37 mark.
Coming out of the half, Gamache again scored consecutive goals to put the Rams up by one.
Pacheco extended the Rams lead to two, just a little over a minute later.
Carnevale cut the Rams’ lead back to one, scoring unassisted.
Kimberly Foley got in on the scoring for the Rams to push the lead back up to two.
The Colonels then scored three straight goals in less than a two-minute span, to take a one-goal lead.
Knowlton, Parker and Lauren Carroll each contributed a score.
Gamache scored her fifth goal of the game, to make it 10-10.
Abigail Guilfoil ended up scoring the would-be game winner at the 7:16 mark for the Colonels.
The Colonels outshot the Rams 29-28. Parker led with 12 shots on net, while Gamache led the Rams with eight shots.
Tree-McGrath made 12 saves in the loss and Rachel Smith recorded nine saves for Curry.
The Rams move to 6-5 on the season.