Falcons Fall to Rams in Regular Season Finale
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's team fell to the Rams of Framingham State 2-1 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Friday evening at Elliot Field.
Score: Fitchburg State 1, Framingham State 2
Records: Fitchburg State (3-11-1, 2-5 MASCAC) | Framingham State (5-11-1, 4-3 MASCAC)
How it Happened
After a scoreless first half the Rams wasted little time tripping the scoreboard as senior Kayla Almstrom (Auburn, Mass.) converted a pass from freshman Olivia Mihalek (Northborough, Mass.) just under two minutes in for the 1-0 lead.
The visitors doubled the lead when freshman Elizabeth Paolucci (Chelmsford, Mass.) snuck a shot inside the post past Falcons goaltender Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) in the 57th minute.
The Falcons cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 69th minute. Freshman standout Elicia Marshall (Taunton, Mass.) maneuvered in-between the Rams defense, picked up a loose ball and deposited her 10th goal of the season into an open net.
Framingham netminder Jennifer Stevens (Hopkinton, Mass.) made several key saves down the stretch to keep the Falcons at bay and earn the victory.
Inside the Numbers
- In a pre-game ceremony the Falcons honored seniors: Amanda Hem (Lowell, Mass.), Maddie Medina (Pelham, Mass.), Keely Moore (Tyngsboro, Mass.), Hannah Keohan (Lunenburg, Mass.)
- Stevens finished the night with nine saves, while Hemmings made three saves in the loss.
- Fitchburg held the advantage in shots (16-9) and both teams had three corners in the game.
Fitchburg (#6) will travel to Westfield State (#3) while Framingham (#4) will host Salem State (#5), on Tuesday, October 30th at 7pm in opening round action of the MASCAC tournament.