Dudley, Mass. – Senior Kate Porter (Marlborough, Mass.) scored her first two goals of the season in Nichols College's 17-3 win over Framingham State University Thursday night in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Vendetti Field.
Junior Alyssa Bufis (Linden, N.J.) recorded five points on three goals and two helpers as the Bison (5-4) climbed above the .500 mark. Sophomore Alexa Smith (Salem, N.H.) chipped in with two goals and two assists while senior Shelby Aminti (Pepperell, Mass.) notched the first two-goal game of her career.
Senior Erica Antonison (Albertson, N.Y.), juniors Grace Murphy (Montclair, Va.) and Talia Hohmann (Marina, Calif.), and freshman Brooke Marion (South Hadley, Mass.) each potted two goals for Nichols, which outshot the Rams 53-9.
Freshman Jessica Graham (Woburn, Mas.) scored twice for Framingham State while classmate Amy Rotger (Revere, Mass.) also found the back of the net. Sophomore goalie Alysha Cericola (Waltham, Mass.) finished the contest with 16 saves.
Nichols scored the first six goals of the contest and led 8-2 at the break behind two goals from both Antonison and Hohmann. The Bison reeled off five-straight to open the second half – including a pair from Bufis – and closed the game with four unanswered markers.
The Bison forced 42 turnovers as Murphy and Aminti each caused five. Murphy also led the squad with seven ground balls. Freshman Katherine Cotton (Kennebunk, Maine) made four saves to earn her fifth win of the season.
Freshman Brianna Alimonti (Revere, Mass.) collected a game-high six ground balls for the visitors.
The Bison host Wentworth Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rams (1-4) travel to Salem State for a 6 p.m. game on Saturday.