By Gerell Boyce
The Framingham State Rams were shut out 6-0 by the Worcester State Lancers in the first round of the MASCAC tournament Nov. 1.
The game started off with the Lancers looking to attack early - however, the Rams would show great defense.
Rams sophomore Jetta Oskirko saved Worcester State sophomore Raelyn Callahan’s shot, keeping the score at 0-0.
Callahan wouldn’t be denied again as she scored off an assist from freshman Erin Condon. The Lancers would lead 1-0 at the 40:95 mark in the first half.
The Rams looked to tie the score as both teams would go back and forth possessing the ball.
Condon sought an opportunity to increase the lead and she did. At 36:46, the Lancers jumped out to a 2-0 lead.
The Rams continued to keep fighting, Worcester senior Hailey Skowronski intended to score, but was denied by Oskirko.
Framingham State kept fighting as they were attempting to score, but they were denied by Worcester State.
As the first half continued, Callahan struck again, scoring her second goal of the half assisted by the Lancers’ senior Haley Mignon. The Lancers led the Rams 3-0 with 23:95 left to break.
Thirty seconds later, the Lancers increased their margin with Skowronski assisting her teammate Mignon. This would push the score to 4-0.
Framingham’s freshman Grayson Tellier tried to put points on the board, but the shot was saved by Lancers freshman Mallory Dupuis
The Lancers looked to keep pouring it on the Rams, but Oskirko showed great effort denying shots from multiple Lancer players.
The half would come to a close with Framingham State getting off to a slow start, trailing Worcester State 4-0.
The second opened up with Worcester wasting no time attempting shots to increase their lead, but Oskirko wasn’t letting it happen as she blocked the shots.
Soon after, however, the Lancers’ attempts would succeed. Senior Haley Samara scored off of Mignon’s pass. Worcester went up 5-0 on the Rams at 41:65 in the second half.
The Rams did not give up as they showed fight, attacking the Lancers’ defense, but they wouldn’t allow the Rams to gain any momentum.
Worcester's offense attempted to score every chance they touched the ball, taking endless shots.
Callahan again found the ball and made it her objective to score, and that she did. At 32:71 she scored her third goal giving her a hat trick for the game and making the lead 6-0.
Both teams continued their battle, with the Rams trying to put points on the board and the Lancers looking to increase their lead.
Both goalies played great defense as the score would stay at 6-0 with time running out for the Rams.
The game concluded with the Worcester State Lancers ending the Framingham State Rams’ season with a record of 4-13-1 and 3-4 in the MASCAC.
The Lancers move on to the semifinals versus the Westfield State Owls. They will face off at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.
Framingham’s Senior Serina Broderick said her favorite moment of the season “was stepping back on the field Tuesday night for the MASCAC quarterfinals against Worcester.”
She added, “It was my first game back after 9 weeks. Breaking my foot was a humbling experience and there were many moments I wanted to quit the team, but I’m glad I didn’t because I was able to participate the last week of the season with all the seniors that I will miss.”