WESTFIELD, Mass. – Marissa Dias (Attleboro, Mass.) scored a pair of goals for Framingham State, as the Rams topped Westfield State 3-0 in a Little East Conference field hockey game at Alumni Field on Wednesday afternoon.
Westfield is now 4-13, 1-9 in the LEC, while Framingham improves to 4-12, 2-8 in the Little East.
Framingham scored first as Dias tallied on a rebound of her own shot with 3:38 left in the first quarter.
The Rams took a 2-0 lead with 5:14 left in the half, converting on a penalty corner as Dias redirected Corlene Guenard's (Acton, Mass.) shot to Mallory Weir (Bear, DE) at the left post, who redirected the deflection into the cage.
Westfield's best scoring chance of the first half came midway through the first quarter when Hannah Chadwick (West Bridgewater, Mass.) fired a centering pass just wide.
The Owls flipped momentum in the second half, keeping the ball in the Framingham end for long stretches of time, and generated six corners, but could not convert. Westfield's best chance came when Chadwick was stymied on a shot at the right post of the remnants of a corner play.
Framingham sealed the win in the 54th minute as Weir added her second goal of the game, redirecting Julia Tetrault's (Sutton, Mass.) shot from the top of the circle.
Riley Goulet (Marion, Mass.) finished with 4 saves for Westfield in 45 minutes of play. Grace Pushor (Old Town, Me.) made five saves in goal for the rams.
Westfield State will be back in action on Friday with an LEC game at Eastern Connecticut State at 4:00 p.m.
Framingham will next host Keene State on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.