Women's Soccer Eases Past Rams 4-2

Women's Soccer Eases Past Rams 4-2

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. 

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 4, Framingham State University 2

(UMass Boston 9-5-1) 

(Framingham State 4-9) 

HOW IT HAPPENED

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 34thminute 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. 

In net, freshman Caroline Richards (Duxbury, Mass.) made eight saves on 10 shots to earn her second-consecutive win. 

Framingham State's Madison Brown made four saves on eight shots to fall to 4-6 on the year. 

The Rams jumped on the Beacon early, as they scored off of their first opportunity of the game. Hannah Kane sent a corner kick into the box and Casey Good 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 on-rushing keeper. 

Framingham State made the game interesting when they cut the game to 3-2 at 67:45. Elizabeth Paolucci dished a pass to Camryn O'Leary 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. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Framingham State held a 21-16 edge in shots and 10-8 edge in shots on goal. 
  • Rams defender Kaleigh Pallotta made a goal line clearance in the 88thminute 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. 
  • With the win, UMass Boston improves to 6-7-3 all-time against the Rams. The Beacons have won five of the past six meetings. 
  • UMass Boston improved to 6-3 in non-conference play, including six wins in their past seven games.  

WHO'S NEXT 

UMass Boston will host Salem State University on Thursday night at 7 p.m.