By Adam Levine
The Framingham State Rams beat the MCLA Trailblazers 21-2 at Maple Street Field April 15.
Framingham dominated MCLA from start to finish. Eleven different Rams scored, three of which recorded a hat trick.
Framingham recorded 35 shots, scored 21 points, and only allowed two goals. Their game against MCLA is an improvement from their already impressive first two MASCAC matchups, in which they averaged 33.5 shots per game, 19.5 goals per game, and allowed 12 total goals.
MCLA’s only two goals were scored off their free position shots.
Framingham began the game with a dominating performance in the first quarter. Five different Rams scored in their 10-point first quarter.
Framingham’s midfielder, Molly Lanier, led the Rams with a hat trick in the opening quarter.
Lanier said, “I honestly owe my performance to my teammates.
“Everyone else was able to get this same amount of goals well,” she added.
Framingham’s leading scorer of the game was attacker Alessia Lye.
Lye scored four goals off the bench for the Rams, which showed improvement from her two total goals throughout the rest of the season.
Lye said, “I've definitely seen a huge improvement since coming here.
“I'm just working hard every practice just to keep playing every game, so this is a great opportunity for it,” she added.
The Rams let up in the fourth quarter, but still outscored the Trailblazers 2-1. Framingham’s early dominance secured their 21-2 victory over MCLA.
The Rams now hold an overall record of 8-5 and a conference record of 3-0, placing them second in the MASCAC standings.
Framingham travels to Bridgewater State for another MASCAC matchup April 22.