By Richard Tranfaglia
The Framingham State women’s field hockey team won its season opener against Bay Path University 6-1. Rams new head coach Allie Lucenta earned the first win of her career.
The Rams got on the board 3rst when Caitlin Baril tipped in a wide shot from Bailey Donelly.
A little over midway through the half, the Wildcats tied the game at one when Josephine Clark gathered a loose ball in front of the net and put it home.
The Rams responded just three minutes later on a long strike from Meaghann Ackerman.
Baril scored her second goal of the day about two minutes before the half ended. Framingham took a 3-1 lead going into half.
It was all Framingham the second half as they scored three more goals and shut out Bay Path and held them to only one shot on net.
Donelly scored her first goal of the season just nine minutes into the second half.
On a penalty corner play, Ackerman got the feed from Amie Souza and scored her second of the day.
Souza scored the last goal of the day reaching the final margin.
The Rams outshot the Wildcats 31-2. Baril led with seven shots on goal. Haley Duggan made one save for Framingham, while Bethany Rodgers made 16 stops for Bay Path.
The Rams were shut out by Mount Ida on Sept. 13, by a score of 4-0.
Lexi Minicucci scored the 3rst goal for the Mustangs at the 22:26 mark. The game remained 1-0 going into the half.
Sarah Hemstock put the Mustangs up 2-0 about halfway through the second half on a corner pass from Minicucci. Just 90 seconds later, the Mustangs scored again on the same play. This time Minicucci and Hemstock switched roles – Minicucci got the goal and Hemstock the assist.
Taylor Young scored the final goal with just over 30 seconds left in the game.
The Mustangs outshot the Rams 12-4. Grace Ryan stopped all four shots she faced for the Mustangs, while Duggan made five saves for the Rams.
The Rams fall to 1-3 on the season.