Field Hockey Rallies for 5-4 Victory over Salem State

Field Hockey Rallies for 5-4 Victory over Salem State

Salem, Mass. – The Framingham State University field hockey team tallied three second half goals as the Rams erased a 4-2 deficit and secured a 5-4 victory over Salem State University in Little East Conference (LEC) action this afternoon at Alumni Field.

THE BASICS:

- Score:   Framingham State 5, Salem State 4

- Records: Framingham State (3-11, 1-9 LEC), Salem State (0-15, 0-1 LEC)

Location:  Alumni Field - Salem, Mass.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Rams netted the first goal of the game in the sixth minute as senior Meaghann Ackerman (Littleton, Mass.) found the back of the net off a feed from sophomore Marissa Dias (Attleboro, Mass.).
  • The lead was short lived as Alyssa Drouin tallied her first of the game 30 seconds late tying the game at 1-1.
  • The Vikings would go on to score the next three goals of the contest and open up a 4-1 lead.  Drouin, Vanessa Yavorski and Jillian Danton all tallied goals for the Vikings in the first half.
  • The Rams cut the deficit to just before halftime on the first of the game from senior Bailey Donelly (Framingham, Mass.).
  • The Rams held the Vikings to just one shot on goal in the second half as they mounted their come back.
  • Freshman Julia Tetrault (Sutton, Mass.) tallied the first of the half in the 52nd minute and Donelly followed with the equalizer seven minutes later.
  • The Rams, who had six corners in the second half, tallied the go ahead marker with less than seven minutes remaining in the game as Tetreault scored off a feed from Sacha Bonilla-Mena (Littleton, Mass.).

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • The Rams received two goals apiece from Donelly and Tetreault, while Dias finished the game with two helpers. Ackerman finished the contest with a goal and an assist.
  • The Rams held a 12-10 edge in shots in the game, while each team took 10 penalty corners.
  • Freshman Grace Pushor earned the victory in net for the Rams making four saves, while Kaitlyn O'Shea took the loss for the Vikings while making five saves.

UP NEXT:

The Rams are back in action on Monday when they host Nichols College in a non-conference contest at 4:30 p.m.