SALEM, Mass. - Melanie Mason's (Beverly, Mass.) first quarter goal was all Salem State needed to secure its third win in four games as the Vikings won 2-0 over the Framingham State Rams on Think Pink Day at Alumni Field on Saturday. Mason's goal is her second of the season as the Vikings improve to 7-4 on the year and 3-3 in the Little East Conference (LEC). The Rams drop to 3-8 on the year and 1-5 in the LEC.
With six minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Vikings took advantage of a corner opportunity. Mason took a shot from the right side of the field and knocked it in to put Salem State on top 1-0.
In the second quarter, the Rams' Julia Tetreault (Sutton, Mass.) saw an opening and took a shot from a couple of yards away. However, goalie Kelli McCarthy (Foxborough, Mass.) saved the shot to protect the Vikings' slim lead.
In the third quarter, Casie Curtin (Wrentham, Mass.) set up Couillard, who took a high shot, over the goalie Grace Pushor (Old Town, Maine), giving the Vikings a 2-0 lead.
Salem State finished with four shots attempted with two on target. On the other side, Framingham State took five shots and four were on target.
The Rams had eight corners but couldn't convert any of the opportunities into goals while the Vikings had three corners.
McCarthy earned the win (7-4) with her first shutout of the season, saving three shots and allowing no goals.Pushor took the loss (3-8) finishing with two goals allowed and no saves.