Boston, Mass.—UMass Boston women's soccer rallied from an early deficit, to earn a 4-2 win over Framingham State University Tuesday evening at James Cotter Field.
Score: UMass Boston 4, Framingham State University 2
Records: UMass Boston (9-5-1), Framingham State (4-9)
Location: James Cotter Field –Boston, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- UMB Senior Jaclyn O'Grady (Somers, Conn.) scored twice and sophomore Lindsay Bouscaren (Cambridge, Mass.) added a late goal to lead the Beacons to their fourth-straight non-conference victory.
- The Beacons got off to a slow start and found themselves behind 1-0 just 9:12 into the contest.
- O'Grady tied the game in the 34th minute and the Beacons took the lead less than two minutes later on a Framingham State own goal.
- UMass Boston put the game away in the second half, as O'Grady and Bouscaren sandwiched goals around Framingham State's lone second half tally.
- The Rams jumped on the Beacon early, as they scored off of their first opportunity of the game. Hannah Kane (North Attleboro, Mass.) sent a corner kick into the box and Casey Good (Dartmouth, Mass.) headed it home while twisting her body away from goal.
- UMass Boston began to slowly find their way into the game and tied the game at 33:45. Freshman Allie Crawford (Kingston, Mass.) led O'Grady in on goal and O'Grady flicked a shot over the goalie from 10-yards out.
- The Beacons took their first lead of the game on their next corner kick. Bouscaren sent a corner to the top of the box where Crawford got a head on the ball and sent it towards net. The ball deflected off of multiple Rams defenders, before slowly bouncing over the goal line.
- O'Grady pushed the Beacons lead to two at 53:01. Off of a Richards goal kick, O'Grady drove towards the top of the box, cut back and then sent a line drive goal into the top netting over the onrushing keeper.
- Framingham State made the game interesting when they cut the game to 3-2 at 67:45. Elizabeth Paolucci (Chelmsford, Mass.) dished a pass to Camryn O'Leary (Leicester, Mass.) and O'Leary sent a high arching ball towards goal from 25-yards out that snuck below the crossbar.
- UMass Boston put the game out of reach for good at 73:21. Freshman Grace Oliver (Rockland, Mass.) found Cal Pitts (Marshfield, Mass.) in space and then Pitts found a wide-open Bouscaren at the top of the box. With Brown forced to come out of her net, Bouscaren toe-poked a shot past the Rams goalie for a 4-2 lead.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- In net, freshman Caroline Richards (Duxbury, Mass.) made eight saves on 10 shots to earn her second-consecutive win.
- Framingham State's Madison Brown (Attleboro, Mass.) made four saves on eight shots to fall to 4-6 on the year.
- Framingham State held a 21-16 edge in shots and 10-8 edge in shots on goal.
- Rams defender Kaleigh Pallotta (Hanover, Mass.) made a goal line clearance in the 88th minute to keep the score 4-2.
- The two teams each finished with four corner kicks.
- Richards made a career-high eight saves on 10 shots. She has recorded 17 saves on 20 shots in her first three collegiate appearances.
- UMass Boston will host Salem State University on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
- The Rams return to action on Thursday October 18thwhen they travel to Becker for a 4:00pm tilt
- For the latest on Framingham State Athletics, follow the Rams via social media on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
*Release courtesy of UMB sports information