Richard collects two goal in LEC victory
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University field hockey team rallied from two goals down to defeat the Rams of Framingham State University, 3-2 this evening in Little East Conference (LEC) action from Elliot Field
Score: Fitchburg State 3, Framingham 2
Records: Fitchburg State (9-9, 6-5 LEC) I Framingham State (3-13, 1-10 LEC)
How It Happened
Framingham State opened the scoring at the 7:05 mark as senior Meaghan Ackerman (Littleton, Mass./Littleton) collected a feed from classmate Bailey Donelly (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) and found back of the net for her team leading 12th goal of the season for the 1-0 lead.
The Rams doubled their margin in the 31st minute of play when freshman Julia Tetreault (Sutton, Mass./Sutton Memorial) blasted a shot from the top of the circle into the lower right corner for her fifth score of the season to make the score 2-0 going into the break.
Following the intermission, the Falcons cut into deficit at the 53:47 mark as junior Aislinn DeHorsey (Leominster, Mass./Leominster) gathered a loose ball on the far side of the cage and connected on her eighth marker on the year.
The Green and Gold knotted the score (2-2) minutes later when senior Molly Richard (Leominster, Mass./Saint Bernard's) fired a shot into the back of the cage for her team-leading 11th tally of the 2018 campaign.
Fitchburg State took the lead in the 64th minute of action as Richard blasted a shot inside the lower right corner for her second goal of the contest, resulting in the 3-2 final.
Inside the Numbers
This evening's contest will mark the 39th meeting between the two teams in the sport of field hockey with the Falcons currently 22-14-3 all-time when taking on the Rams.
Fitchburg State has won the last four contests against Framingham State, including a 5-3 decision last season at the Maple Street Field.
In the cage, freshman Abby Bryant (Ware, Mass./Qaubbin Regional) made six saves for the Falcons in the victory, while freshman Grace Pushor (Old Town, Maine/Old Town) stopped six shots for the Rams in the setback.
DeHorsey posted two defensive save for the Green and Gold.
Fitchburg State finished with a 16-11 advantage in shots, while Framingham State held a slim 11-10 edge in penalty corners.
Falcons will host the Owls of Westfield State University tomorrow for a Little East Conference tilt, starting at 5:00 PM. Rams will host the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State tomorrow as well for an LEC contest at 7:30 PM.