BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – The Bucs hosted the top seeded Rams Wednesday evening at Clean Harbors Stadium. Though the Buccaneers put up a fight, Framingham got the best of their host, improving to 6-0 in conference with a 14-5 victory.
For the Bucs, sophomore Casey Sullivan (Sagamore Beach, Mass) and freshman Alyssa Blumenthal (Braintree, Mass) each scored twice and had an assists in the loss. Junior Cammi Balentine (Haverhill, Mass) scored once and had an assist. Heather Seggelin (Sharon, Mass) had an assist for the Bucs. Defensively, three players, Anna Deely (Marstons, Mills, Mass), Hannah Mannai (Keene, N.H.) and Jennifer Leung (Quincy, Mass) each had three caused turnovers. Freshman goalie, Laura Kleber (Westport, Mass) faced 20 shots, made six saves and allowed the 14 Ram goals.
Framingham's Alyssa Marino scored four times for the Rams to lead all scorers. Three Rams, Grace Gamache, Morgan Begley and Hanna McMahon each scored twice for the visitors. Shae Riley racked up three assists in the win for the visitors. Defensively, three players had two caused turnovers for the Rams, who had 16 in total. Starting goalie Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath earned the win for the Rams, facing nine shots, making six saves and allowing three goals. Sophomore Mikayla Seavey came in in relief of Tree-McGrath in the second half. She faced two shots and allowed two goals.
Framingham scored first, under two minutes in to the first half. Marino scored her first two minutes later to give the Rams a 2-0 lead. Maritime cut the lead in half on Blumenthal's first goal of the night with just over 21 minutes left in the first half. Up 2-1, the Rams scored three goals over the next seven minutes to go up 5-1, including a Gamache goal in a man-up situation with 14:22 on the clock. Sullivan scored Maritime's second goal with the 12 minute mark of the first half. The Rams closed out the half with another three-goal run. At the break, Framingham led 8-2.
Maritime opened the scoring in the second half to cut the Framingham lead to five, 8-3, on a Balentine goal, assisted by Sullivan. Framingham scored the next six goals over the next 15 minutes to take a 14-3 lead with just under 15 minutes left in regulation. Blumenthal and Sullivan would each score one more time for the Bucs to make the score at the end of 60 minutes, 14-5, in favor of the Rams. The Rams remain undefeated (6-0) in conference. The Bucs fall to 2-4 with one conference game remaining.
The Bucs host Salem State on Saturday, April 28th at 12pm. Prior to the game, Maritime will celebrate the career of senior Erica Overstreet (Bridgewater, Mass).