By Matt Ferris
Framingham traveled to MCLA to take on the Trailblazers in a MASCAC game on Oct. 5.
The Rams got off to a quick start, scoring a goal in the 13th minute of the game. Bryce Nardizzi received a pass from Isaac De Souza and fired it into the net to give the Rams an early advantage.
Framingham added to their lead in the 32nd minute when De Souza collected a pass from Jared Nardizzi and beat the Trailblazers’ goalie to make it 2-0.
In the 60th minute, the Rams added an insurance goal to put the game out of reach. Again, it was Bryce Nardizzi ripping a shot from distance to make it 3-0, the eventual final score.
Framingham was dominant in the win, outshooting MCLA 22-4.
The Rams also won the corner kick battle 13-1.
Corey Davidge played in net for the Rams. He made three saves and earned a clean sheet.
With the win, the Rams improve to 7-4-2 on the year and 2-0-2 in the conference.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Framingham traveled to Dean College for a nonconference game against the Bulldogs.
In the 7th minute of the game, the Rams took an early 1-0 lead. De Souza corralled a pass from Ken Stahovish and fired it into the net.
The Bulldogs struck twice just before halftime to take a 2-1 lead into the break.
In the 39th minute, Aaron Rivers ripped a shot past Davidge to make it 1-1.
Then, just four minutes later, Dean College struck again. This time, it is was Davonn Smith with the goal to make it 2-1.
De Souza responded again in the 60th minute to draw even at 2. Akeem Bucknor sent a pass to De Souza, who finished it off to make it 2-2.
With momentum on their side, Framingham had several opportunities to take the lead in the final 30 minutes but were shut down by Bulldogs’ goalie Devin Moore every time.
With just over a minute left in regulation, and still tied at 2, the Bulldogs struck again to take a 3-2 lead.
Smith scored his second goal of the day in the 89th minute to help earn the Bulldogs a 3-2 victory.
De Souza led the Rams’ offense on the day with two goals on seven shots. Davidge made five saves for Framingham.
Despite the losing effort, the Rams outshot the Bulldogs 28-19 and won the corner kick battle 5-3.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 7-5-2 on the season.