Men’s Soccer stays undefeated in the MASCAC to remain atop the conference
By Matt Ferris
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Rams traveled to Worcester State to take on the Lancers in a MASCAC game.
Both defenses came to play as the first 29 minutes of action were scoreless.
In the 30th minute of play, the Lancers opened the scoring. Tomas Caneira sent a pass into the box to Bryan Brasil, who collected it and ripped it into the net to make it 1-0.
Just over two minutes later, the Rams answered back with a goal of their own. A foul in the box resulted in a penalty kick for Framingham. Ken Stahovish stepped up and delivered the tying goal for the Rams to make it 1-1.
Just before the half, a Lancers’ foul led to a free kick for the Rams from around 30 yards out. Bryce Nardizzi took the kick and Cred a shot past the Lancers’ goalie to give the Rams a 2-1 lead going into the break.
The Rams added two late insurance goals to earn a 4-1 victory over Worcester State.
The first came in the 89th minute oU the foot of Nardizzi for his second goal of the game to make it 3-1.
Akeem Bucknor was responsible for the second in the 90th minute to seal the 4-1 win.
Corey Davidge played in goal for the Rams and made one save.
With the win, the Rams advance to 10-5-2 on the season and remain undefeated in the conference at 4-0-2.
The Rams hosted Lasell College on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in a nonconference match.
Framingham got on the board early, scoring the game’s Crst goal in the 4th minute. Stahovish received a pass from Nardizzi, and snuck it past the Lasers’ goalie to make it 1-0.
Three minutes later, the Lasers responded to tie the game up at 1.
In the 39th minute, Lasell grabbed the lead as Sawyer Geelan headed the ball past the Rams’ keeper to put themselves up 2-1 going into the half.
The second half was all Rams as they outscored the Lasers 6-0 to earn a 7-2 victory.
Bucknor got the second half onslaught started in the 60th minute off an assist from Stahovish to tie the game at 2.
In the 63rd minute, Kofi Poku put the Rams up 3-2 as he ripped a shot that deflected off a Lasers’ defender and into the net.
Just 24 seconds later, the Rams struck again. Isaac De Souza converted on a penalty kick to make it 4-2.
Samuel Agyakwa scored his first goal of the season in the 75th minute to give the Rams a 5-2 lead.
Exactly one minute later, Nardizzi converted a penalty kick for his 13th goal of the season and made it 6-2.
The Rams’ final goal came in the 88th minute when Austin Botelho scored his first goal of the season.
John Davidge played in net for the Rams and made two saves.
The win improves the Rams to 11-5-2 on the season.