By Matt Ferris
Framingham State opened up its soccer season with the women traveling to Clark University, to take on the Cougars in a nonconference game.
The Cougars jumped out of the gates early, scoring their first goal in the 13th minute. Sara Conroy picked up her first goal of the season, beating Framingham’s goalkeeper Kirsten Hansen. Taylor Barbieri and Megan Marocco picked up assists on the play.
Clark University picked up another goal in the first half, this one coming in the 32nd minute. This time, it was Bailey Glenn scoring her first goal of the season. The goal was unassisted and gave the Cougars a 2-0 advantage.
Most of the second half was quiet for both teams, Clark eventually broke through to pick up one more insurance goal. The third and final goal was scored in the 86th minute by Emily Sigillo. Alex Pariseau assisted the goal, as Sigillo ripped a shot into the back of the net to make it 3-0.
The Rams were outshot 17-5 by the Cougars, and lost the corner kick battle 4-1.
Hansen made five stops for the Rams, while Abby Smith and Kayla Almstrom led the offense for Framingham, leading the team with two shots.
Clark picked up the win to advance to 1-0, while Framingham dropped its opener, falling to 0-1 to start the season.
Following their loss to Worcester Polytechnical Institute to move to 0-2, the Rams traveled to Keene State to take on the Owls in their third game of the season.
Keene State came out quickly, scoring a goal in the 6th minute of the game. Katie Silegy netted a goal to make it 1-0.
Just seven minutes later, in the 13th minute, Silegy scored her second goal of the game to make it 2-0.
The Owls struck again in the 27th minute. This time it was Tyrah Urie putting the ball into the back of the net, making the score 3-0.
Keene State would add one more goal before halftime. Urie scored her second goal of the game in the 31st minute to make the score 4-0 going into the break.
The Owls came out of halftime and scored in the first two minutes. Their fifth goal of the game came in the 47th minute. Quinn Dorogi put her name on the stat sheet, putting the ball past the Framingham goalkeeper.
Just three minutes later, Keene State would add one more to the lead. This time, it was Patricia Norton scoring the goal to put Keene State up by 6 goals.
The Owls would score one more goal on the day. The last came in the 71st minute. Caitlin Klose would add the seventh and ?nal goal to make it 7-0.
The Rams were led by Cassidy Drosopoulos, Shelly Nardi and Smith, who all had two shots.
Framingham goalkeeper Hansen made 14 saves in the loss.
The Rams were outshot 39-12 by the Owls, and lost the corner kick battle 5-0.
The loss drops the Rams to 0-3 on the year.