Framingham Falls to Westfield State

Framingham, Mass. Senior Laura Chiricosta (Lexington, Mass.) and junior Carly Keeley (Feeding Hills, Mass.) scored five goals apiece to lead Westfield State University to an 18-6 win over Framingham State in New England Women's Lacrosse Alliance (NEWLA) action this afternoon at Maple Street Field.

With the win, the Owls improve to 8-4 on the year and 3-3 in the NEWLA, while the loss drops the Rams to 4-8 overall and 3-2 in conference.

Chiricosta paced the Owl offensive attack with five goals and four assists, while Keeley picked up an assist to go along with her five goals. Senior Rachel Dionne (Feeding Hills, Mass.) also had a solid offensive game for the Owls, who outshot the Rams 29-21, with three goals and a game-high four assists. Maura Stack (Wilbraham, Mass.) and Sarah Giardino (Foxboro, Mass.) each scored a pair of goals, while Nicole Dipilato (Shrewsbury, Mass.) added a single tally.

The Rams were paced offensively by junior Kerry Kiley (Mansfield, Mass.) and sophomores Louie Rijo (Salem, Mass.) and Heather Masse (Billerica, Mass.) who scored two goals apiece. Massee picked up the Rams lone assist in the game.

Tied at 3-3 with just under 23 minutes remaining in the first half, the Owls scored seven unanswered goals to open up a 9-3 lead. Massee pulled the Rams back within five with her goal just before half, but a 5-0 spurt by the Owls in the opening eight minutes of the second half put the game out of reach.

Sophomore Jill Robinson (Salem, Mass.) made 10 saves for the Owls and picked up the win in net, while sophomore Kelsey Turner (Billerica, Mass.) made seven saves in a losing effort for the Rams.

The Rams return to action on Thursday as they host NEWLA foe Castleton at 4:30 p.m., while the Owls host Keene State in a non-conference matchup on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

2011-04-23



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