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Falcons Edged By Rams, 3-2

Falcons Edged By Rams, 3-2

Read nets two goals in conference setback

Framingham, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rams of Framingham State University this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action from the Maple Street Field.

The Basics

Score: Fitchburg State 2, Framingham 3

Records: Fitchburg State (2-5-0, 0-1-0 MASCAC) | Framingham State (1-4-1, 1-0-0 MASCAC

How It Happened

Fitchburg State grabbed a 1-0 lead 5:50 into the contest as freshman forward Elizabeth Read (Lowell, Mass.) received a feed from classmate Mollie Burke (Athol, Mass.) and deposited a shot into the back of the net for her team-leading fifth tally on the season.

Framingham State knotted the score (1-1) in the 20th minutes when senior Sam Beninati (West Newbury, Mass.) connected on an unassisted tally. The Green and Gold regained the advantage at the 42:37 mark with Read netting her second score of the contest for the 2-1 edge going into the break.

Following the intermission, the Rams retied the match (2-2) in the 51st minute of play on a goal from junior Jasmine Lees (Middleboro, Mass.) before the hosts regained the lead five minutes later on Lees's second tally on the day for the 3-2 final.

Inside the Numbers

This afternoon's contest will mark the 26th meeting between the two teams on the pitch with the Falcons 8-17-1 all-time when taking on the Rams

Framingham State has won the last nine contests with Fitchburg State, including a 2-1 decision last season at Elliot Field

The Falcons finished with a 24-17 margin in shots, while also registering a 6-2 edge in corner kicks

Senior Sarah Hemmings (Eastham, Mass.) made seven saves for the Green and Gold in the setback

Sophomore Madison Brown (Attleboro, Mass.) stopped 18 shots for the Rams in the victory

Up Next

Falcons will host the Pilgrims of New England College on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup, starting at 4:00 PM. Rams will host the Hawks of Roger Williams on Thursday for a non-conference bout at 4:30 PM.