WORCESTER, Mass. - The Worcester State University women's soccer team stayed unbeaten in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Framingham State University at Coughlin Field.
With the win, Worcester State jumps to 4-5-2 overall on the season and 2-0-1 in the MASCAC. Framingham State drops to 2-7-1 and 2-1-0 in conference play.
Junior Ali Maldonado (Rutland, Mass.) opened the scoring for Worcester State in just the 12th minute. Maldonado cut across the top of the 18-yard box from left to right, firing a shot across her body and into the botom left corner of the net to give the Lancers a 1-0 lead. Tsara LeBlanc (Gardner, Mass.) notched an assist on the goal.
Freshman Haley Mignon (Tewksbury, Mass.) scored in the 28th minute to extend Worcester's lead to 2-0, a score the Lancers would carry into the half.
LeBlanc added a goal of her own just under four minutes into the second half as she chipped one past the keeper on a breakaway to put Worcester State ahead 3-0.
Junior Ashley Spellman (Lancaster, Mass.) got the win in net for Worcester State with a pair of saves to earn the shutout. Framingham State keeper Madison Brown (Attleboro, Mass.) made 10 saves in the losing effort.
The Lancers will be back in action for a non-conference battle with Western Connecticut State on Tuesday evening. Framingham returns to action on Wednesday with a road trip to Keene State.