Framingham, Mass. — Behind six goals from sophomore Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, Mass.), the Framingham State College women’s lacrosse team picked up their second victory of the season this afternoon with a 14-8 victory over Husson University in non-conference action at Framingham’s Maple Street Field. The Rams are now 2-0 on the season, while the Eagles are 1-1-1.
Kiley led all scorers with her six goals as she converted on all six of her shot attempts in the game including two free position shots. Senior Ashley Noonan (Mansfield, Mass.) picked up four goals in the game and leads the Rams with nine goals through two games. Junior Stephanie Corrales (Framingham, Mass.) added three goals, while freshman Chelsea Temple (Rutland, VT) chipped in one goal. Junior Melissa Price (Norwood, Mass.) picked up two assists in the game, while Elizabeth Zaino (Holliston, Mass.) added one helper.
Husson University was led by freshman Michelle Rancourt (Lewiston, ME) and sophomore Jami Ladd (Berlin, VT) who picked up three goals apiece, while Megan Clement (Brunswick, ME) and Kim Gambon (Walpole, Mass.) each chipped in a goal and an assist.
The Rams took control of the game early as Kiley scored just 19 second into the contest to put the Rams on top for good. Framingham State would push their lead to 5-0 just under 14 minutes into the game, before Rancourt scored her first of the game to put Husson on the board.
The Rams would add two shorthanded goals as Kiley scored at 20:06 and Noonan scored at 20:45, before Rancourt scored with just under a minute to play in the half sending the game to the break with the Rams leading 7-2.
Husson’s offense came alive in the opening minutes of the second half as they scored three goals in the first five minutes to cut into the Rams lead. The Rams responded with two goals of their own at 38:07 and 39:38 to take a 10-5 lead. The two teams traded goals over the next ten minutes and the Rams added two more in the final ten minutes of play to reach the final margin of 14-8.
Freshman goalie Kelsey Turner (Billerica, Mass.) made 15 saves in the game and picked up her second win in net for the Rams. Junior Nikke Burns (South Berwick, ME) started for Husson making two saves before being replaced by freshman Kristen Capen (Leeds, ME) who made 10 saves.
The Rams return to action on Tuesday as they host Plymouth State University at 4 p.m., while Husson travels to Regis on Sunday at 11 a.m.