By Liam Gambon
The Framingham State Rams traveled to Fitchburg for a Saturday matchup.
The scoring started in the 25th minute when Isaac De Souza potted a goal off an assist by Lucas Medeiros. This goal marked De Souza’s 12th of the season.
Seventeen seconds later, Ken Stahovish scored his 10th goal of the season and put the Rams up 2-0.
Christian Lucchesi scored for Fitchburg next in the 76th minute.
In the 81st minute, Pedro Santos stretched the Rams’ lead with a goal assisted by Vinicius Rosa.
Two minutes later, Ibrahima Male made the match a one-goal affair with an unassisted goal.
The Framingham lead held up, and the Rams won 3-2.
Josh Arno picked up the win, saving eight shots while allowing two goals to make his record 4-4-1 on the season.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Framingham State Rams took on the Bridgewater State Bears.
The leading scorer for the Rams through the regular season came in clutch in this match-up when in the 21st minute, De Souza scored the only goal of the game, off an assist from Santos.
In a 20-minute span, there were four yellow cards and one red card given to Rams’ players. Daniel Hennessey received the red card and was ejected from the game.
Arno picked up this playoff victory in net saving all nine shots taken at him.
The Rams will now head to the MASCAC semi-final to take on Salem State.