By Camille McKenzie
The Framingham State Rams hosted the Fitchburg Falcons for a MASCAC matchup on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Saturday was Framingham’s Senior Day when they honored their six seniors: Kayla Almstrom, Kirsten Hansen, Kaelen Larocque, Haley McKay, Shelly Nardi and Abby Smith.
Five minutes into the game, a Rams’ player crossed the ball, which was misplayed by a Falcons’ defender, allowing Erin Angelillo to gather the ball and score the Rams’ first goal of the match.
Kaleigh Pallotta would score the Rams’ next goal at 18:49. Pallotta took a free kick from 29 yards out, placing it in the top left of the goal.
The Falcons scored their only goal of the game 23 minutes in, when Brittny Peralta assisted Nicole Kopacz.
A minute into the second half, Almstrom took a corner that Melissa Sybertz headed into the back of the net.
Pallotta scored her second goal of the game in the 54th minute, when she rebounded a shot that deflected off the goal post.
Seventy-one minutes into the match, Smith scored off an assist from Pallotta.
With eight minutes left in the game, the Rams wrapped up their scoring. Hansen scored the Rams’ sixth goal of the game after a pass from Ana Barretto.
This win made the Rams 2-5 in the MASCAC and advanced them into the MASCAC tournament.
The sixth-seeded Rams traveled to Bridgewater to take on the third-seeded Bears in the first round of the MASCAC Women’s Soccer Tournament.
The Bears came out hot, scoring twice in the first seven minutes of play. Six minutes in, Kassidy Campbell took a corner kick that Nicole Simas drove past Framingham’s goalie.
Only 48 seconds later, Campbell fed Courtney Pepin who beat the Rams’ goalie one-on-one.
Sixteen minutes into play, Angelillo lofted a ball into the top left corner from outside the 18.
The Bears led the match 2-1 going into the second half.
Six minutes into the second half, Simas scored her second goal of the game and 10th of the season off an assist from Molly Shield.
Pepin earned her second goal of the match with a header off a pass from Campbell.
The Bears won the game 4-1, eliminating the Rams from the tournament.
The Rams finish their season 6-11-1 overall.