FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Worcester State University women's lacrosse team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night as the No. 3 seeded Framingham State defeated the No. 6 seeded Lancers in the quarterfinal round of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCASC) tournament.
With the win, Rams improve to 12-6 on the year and advance to face No. 2 seeded Westfield State University in Westfield on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the semifinals. Worcester State sees their season come to a close at 5-13.
The hosts received seven goals from junior Kimmy Foley (Mansfield, Mass.), while freshman Nicole Pacheco (Woburn, Mass.) added four goals. Freshman Audrey Duaime (Belchertown, Mass.) chipped in with three goals, while sophomore Shae Riley (Fairhaven, Mass.) and freshman Grace Gamache (Dartmouth, Mass.) chipped in with two apiece.
The Lancers were paced by three goals and two assists from junior Mackenzie Little (Marlboro, Mass.), while senior Alaina Martin (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) also found the back of the net three times. Senior Angelina Sutherland (Tyngsboro, Mass.) chipped in with five assists and a goal.
The Rams jumped out to a 5-1 lead just under 10 minutes into the half with Pacheco finding the back of the net twice. The Lancers answered with a spurt of their own to pull within one (5-4) on a tally by Little with 18 minutes left in the first.
The Rams closed the opening half with a 6-1 run taking an 11-5 lead at the break. Foley found the back of the net four times during the run, while Duhaime connected twice.
The Rams pushed the lead to 17-6 on a marker from Gamache with just over 15 minutes remaining in the game. The Lancers cut the deficit to nine with a pair of goals from Little and Martin in the final three minutes.
Sophomore goaltender Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath (Bedford, Mass.) earned the win in net making eight saves, while Krissy Pessa (Walpole, Mass.) took the loss while making six stops.
Release Courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information