Westwood and Framingham played to a 15-15 tie (there's no overtime during the regular season in girls' lacrosse).
Westwood's Erica Nangeroni scored with 1:03 remaining to tie the game and Wolverines netminder Abbie Brown came up with a monster save on a Sam Zetlin shot in the closing seconds to preserve the tie.
Back with more on this one in a bit.
Framingham, 15-14 (1:38, 2nd)
Wow. Framingham ripped off four consecutive goals and the Flyers now lead Westwood, 15-14, with 1:38 to go following a free-position goal by Melanie Baskind.
Westwood, 14-11 (6:21, 2nd)
Framingham has charged within a pair of goals on two occasions, but Westwood is keeping the Flyers at arm's length with a 14-11 advantage with 6:21 to play in the game.
Westwood scored twice while playing a man down due to yellow cards to build as much as a five-goal lead before Framingham charged.
Westwood, 9-6 (half)
Framingham scored a pair of goals in the final minute to trim a four-goal deficit in half, but Westwood's Alex Frank potted her fifth goal of the first half with only a second to play as the Wolverines carried a 9-6 advantage into the intermission.
The two teams essentially traded goals for the first eight scores of the game before Westwood scored four consecutive times (two goals by Frank in that spurt) to open an 8-4 advantage.
Framingham pulled a pair back and seemed to have the momentum heading into the break, but, following a Moira Barry goal with 12 seconds to play, Westwood won the faceoff and Alex Frank raced in for the last-second goal.
Frank is the only player for Westwood with multiple goals (Erin Massimi, Kelly Rich, Megan Lally, and Erica Nangeroni each have a score).
Westwood, 5-4 (10:55, 1st)
Framingham and Westwood traded goals throughout the first 15 minutes of play, but back-to-back goals by Erin Massimi and Alex Frank has put the Wolverines out front, 5-4, with 10:55 to go in the first half.
Welcome to Westwood, where the Forsberg Cruiser sets the morning temperature at a pleasant 62 degrees. Both teams are on the field warming up. We'll have more throughout the morning.
A head's up that we'll be live from Flahive Field Friday, where the top-ranked Westwood girls' lacrosse team hosts third-ranked Framingham in a rematch of last year's Eastern Mass. Division 1 title game at 10 a.m.
Westwood (7-0) has only played one team with a record below .500 this season, but still boasts an average goal differential against of 13.6 per game. That includes a 14-5 shellacking of Western Mass. power Longmeadow and a 19-5 triumph over defending Division 2 state champion Duxbury.
Framingham (8-1) watched its 52-game winning streak get snapped in a 6-5 loss to Bay State Conference rival Wellesley on April 7. The Flyers have rebounded with quality wins over fourth-ranked Lincoln-Sudbury and fifth-ranked Andover.
Framingham defeated Westwood, 10-9, during last year's Eastern Mass. title game at Flahive Field. Click HERE to watch highlights from last year's game, which saw Kristin Igoe score with nine seconds remaining to lift the Flyers to victory.
The Globe's Chris Estrada will also be out Friday morning, catching the Lexington-Stoneham Middlesex League softball battle. He'll have a full recap from that as well.
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