SALEM, Mass. – Salem State hosted Framingham State on "Epilepsy Awareness Day" at Alumni Field in an effort to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. The Rams behind four goals from Alissa Marino (Trumbull, Conn.) defeated the Vikings 17-2. The Rams are now 12-3 and remain unbeaten in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). The Vikings are 3-11 and 2-3 in the MASCAC.
Marino, Grace Gamache (Dartmouth, Mass.) – 3 goals, Jacey Salvie (Pittsfield, Mass.) – 2 goals, Morgan Begley (Milton, Mass.) – 2 goals, Nicole Pacheco (Woburn, Mass.) – 1 goal, Tess Destino (Gloucester, Mass.) – 1 goal, Jenna McMahon (Watertown, Mass.) – 1 goal, Tara Palermo (Mashpee, Mass.) – 1 goal, Devon DeMeo (Waltham, Mass.) – 1 goal, Chandler Farley (Lunenburg, Mass.) – 1 goal, all netted scores for Framingham State.
Framingham State raced out to a 10-0 first half lead behind a hat-tricks from Marino and Gamache. The Rams took a 5-0 lead less than four minutes into game, receiving goals from five different scorers. Marino scored her second at the 24:26 mark as Framingham State continued their goal streak. Marino's third at 17:02 gave Framingham an insurmountable ten-goal lead. Begley and Gamache closed the scoring as Framingham State went into halftime with a 12-0 lead, shooting an impressive 12-16 (75.0%) in shots on goal while limiting the Vikings to just one shot on net.
Marino's fourth came at 28:11 of the second before Bradley finally got Salem State on the board. Framingham State added three more unanswered scores to go up 16-1. Giuliano added the second goal for Salem State at 5:15 of the second and Salvie capped the scoring for the Rams 17th goal, making the final 17-2.
Indigo Fox Tree-McGrath (Bedford, Mass.) earned the win stopping one shot in a half of work. Mikayla Seavey (Bridgewater, Mass.) made four saves in 30 minutes of action. Gianna DeNisco (Peabody, Mass.) took the loss making four first half saves. Trisha MacLean (Medford, Mass.) relieved in the second half with three saves.