By Camille McKenzie
Saturday, the Framingham State Rams hosted the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers in a MASCAC matchup.
Eight minutes into play, Kayla Almstrom crossed the ball through the 18-yard box which deflected off a Buccaneer defender into the net.
Five minutes later, the Buccaneers tied up the match when Jessica Baldasinni intercepted a Rams’ pass and scored from just outside the box.
Kaleigh Pallotta put the Rams ahead after a Mass. Maritime foul, resulting in a free kick from 25 yards out. Pallotta blasted the shot into the top right corner of the goal.
The Rams finished the Prst half up 2-1 on the Buccaneers.
Fifty minutes into play, Kaelen Larocque sent a long cross into the box that Caitlyn Our finished.
With two minutes left in play, the Rams put up two more goals. After a Mass. Maritime deflection, Shelly Nardi finished the deflected ball in the back of the net.
In the final minute, Almstrom scored her second goal of the game with another long strike that bounced past the goalie on the wet turf.
The Rams won 5-1 and outshot the Buccaneers 26-14. Framingham received eight corner kicks and Mass. Maritime received only one.
Jennifer Stevens made six saves in goal for the Rams and Mikalya Houlihan made 10 saves in goal for the Buccaneers.
This was the Rams’ first win in the MASCAC ,which makes them 1-4 in their conference.
The Rams hosted the UMass Boston Beacons on Tuesday afternoon in some nonconference action.
Thirty-six minutes into play, the Rams started off scoring. Almstrom assisted Our, who chipped the ball over the goalie’s head and into the net.
Nine seconds later, the Beacons responded. As soon as play resumed, Jaclyn O’Grady received the ball and made her way past multiple Rams’ defenders. O’Grady finished with a long shot to tie up the game.
Going into the second half, the score remained 1-1.
Seventy-two minutes into play, the Rams took back their lead. Casey Good received a quick pass from Nardi and finished it to put the Rams up 2-1, which would be the final score.
The Rams outshot the Beacons 23-13. Stevens made three stops in net for Framingham.
The two wins boost the Rams to 4-8-1.