WSU Field Hockey Nips Framingham, 1-0

Westfield’s Lauren Tavares (3) and goalie Khrystyna Mitchell clear the ball on a Framingham penalty corner attempt. (Photo by Mickey Curtis)

WESTFIELD – Senior co-captain Lauren Tavares scored a first-half goal to lift Westfield State University to a 1-0 victory over Framingham State University in conference field hockey action Saturday, Oct. 6.
Westfield improves its record to 4-3 in the Little East Conference and 7-4 overall. Framingham is 2-5 and 7-5.
Tavares scored in the 25th minute off a penalty corner with assists from junior back Courtney Araujo and Liz Hall. Hall, a senior co-captain from nearby Southwick, ranks fifth nationally with 11 assists.
Westfield outshot Framingham, 14-12, but the Owls were edged in penalty corners, 10-9.
Westfield’s Lauren Drew, dark uniform, get ready to clear the ball away from the goalie crease during late first-half action.
Owl goalie Khrystyna Mitchell recorded five saves and Framingham netminder Sarah Ryan had six stops.

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