Melina Bourdeau/THE GATEPOST
By Melina Bourdeau
Recovering from its 7-1 loss against WPI last week, FSU hosted Regis and defeated the Lions 2-0 on Sept. 12.
Framingham’s Abby Smith made the first shot of the game four minutes in, keeping the ball on Regis’ defensive half. The Lady Rams maintained their momentum, allowing only one shot by Regis’Tais Salles in the first half.
Marissa Miele scored for the Lady Rams with a header off of a cross from Megan White 26 minutes into the first half.
Although the Lady Rams’ offense kept pressure on Regis, they had trouble finishing. Miele and White had shots on net, but they missed high or wide.
Regis’ goalie, Rachel Gagnon had four saves in the first half, stopping the remaining Lady Rams’ shots.
In the second half of the game, the Lady Rams allowed for a corner from Regis, but the defense caught the Lions offside.
There were six fouls on Regis and four on FSU in the second half.
The second half remained 1-0 in favor of the Lady Rams until there were only two minutes left.
With her third goal of the season, White scored off an assist from Melissa Sybertz.
White and Angela Pallotta had seven shots each. Smith, Sybertz and Miele had four shots each. The Lady Rams dominated on offense with 33 shots in the game to Regis’ three.
In their away game against Keene State, the Lady Rams suffered a loss of 4-0 on Sept. 16.
The Lady Rams were outshot by Keene, 30 to 1.
On a penalty kick, Keene’s Kali Santino scored about 20 minutes into the half.
Eight minutes later the Lady Rams substituted goalie Sara Sullivan for Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureaux.
Keene attacked the Lady Rams’ defense with four shots in two minutes towards the end of the first half.
In the second half, FSU held Keene for 12 minutes until Lady Lion Tyrah Urie scored.
The rest of the half, Keene continued with four corner kicks, setting up for 18 shots that were taken on net. Gagne-Lamoureaux had eight saves in the second half.
The Lady Rams’ defense stumbled in the remaining minutes of the game, allowing back to back goals by Keene in the 85th and 86th minutes.
FSU will play on Saturday Sept. 19 when it hosts Fitchburg State at 7 p.m.