Women’s soccer bounces back after two losses
By Melina Bourdeau
The Lady Rams went 1-2 in the three games this past week. After a reschedule due to rain, FSU hosted Roger Williams on Oct. 1.
The Hawks started the game off thirty seconds in with the first shot on net by Mariah Kaiser, saved by Lady Ram Sara Sullivan. It was one of 13 shots on net from Roger Williams in the half.
Angela Pallotta led with the most shots in the game with three, followed by Megan White and Ashley Lees, who each had two.
Roger Williams’ Jenna Hart scored off a corner by Kristen Casey sinking low into the right side of the net 35 minutes into the game.
Lees ended the first half for FSU with a shot on net, but missed wide.
Coming into the second, FSU held Roger Williams, catching them offsides twice in addition to Sullivan’s saves.
Offensively, the Lady Rams suffered, with only 10 shots and two corner kicks in the game. Only five shots from the Lady Rams were on goal.
Brini Varetimos, Lees and Pallotta were the only shots in the second half for FSU.
Of the 24 shots taken on net by the Hawks, Sullivan saved all but one.
The Lady Rams suffered another loss of 2-1 hosting Bridgewater on Oct. 3.
Bridgewater set the tone for the game with its first goal by Allison LeBel, approximately eight minutes into the first half. Her unassisted goal in the top right corner of the net was off a free kick from 35 yards out.
Abby Smith attempted to get points on the board for Framingham, but her shot was blocked.
Framingham maintained possession for a few minutes, allowing for a corner kick and shot by White.
Pallotta also had a shot on net, but it was saved by Bridgewater’s Lauren DeSousa.
Then, 22 minutes in, Bridgewater’s Courtney Pepin scored unassisted.
Despite two shots from Olivia Buonopane, Bridgewater dominated over FSU offensively, with a total of eight shots.
In the second, Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux played in net.
The Lady Rams started the second half of aggressively with shots on net from Kaelen Larocque and Varetimos.
Then Marissa Miele scored with a header off a cross from Tess Gorman bringing the score to 2-1, Bridgewater.
The Lady Rams tried to get catch up to Bridgewater, with 15 shots in the second half, but they couldn’t finish.
White received a yellow card in the match.
In the remaining five minutes of the half, Gorman took a shot missing high and Larocque ended the match for the Lady Rams with a shot saved by DeSousa. The final score was a loss of 2-1 for FSU.
After the back to back losses, the Lady Rams won 2-1 against Salve Regina at home on Oct. 7.
White started the game with the first shot on net, which was stopped by Salve’s Carly Pala. White took a corner for FSU, which Haley McKay attempted to head into the net, missing high.
Framingham played strong for the majority of the half both offensively and defensively with 10 shots on net and getting Salve offsides three times.
However, nearly 40 minutes into the half, Salve came back with a goal from Raine Oesterie. Oesterie scored with a header from a long free pass by Jessica Broadhurst.
In the second half, FSU and Salve Regina remained equally contested, ending with a score of 1-1, carrying into overtime.
In the eight minute overtime, Abby Smith took the first of FSU’s six shots.
FSU dominated in the remaining five minutes of the period. Miele had a shot, but her header was stopped by Salve Regina’s Morgan McBrier. Pallotta missed wide, White’s shot was saved by McBrier and Larocque’s was blocked.
Finally, Buonopane scored her first goal of the season with a long strike from the deep left side securing the Lady Rams’ 2-1 win.
Their next game will be on Saturday, Oct. 9 at WestField State.