Men’s soccer suffers back-to-back losses

(Photo by Erin Fitzmaurice)

The Rams traveled to Bridgewater State to take on the Bears in a battle of the unbeaten in the MASCAC on Oct. 3.

Framingham struck first in the 23rd minute of the game when Gerardo Ramirez struck a perfectly placed shot into the top right corner of the net to make it 1-0.

Just four minutes later, Cory Cardeiro made it 2-0 when he ripped a shot from 30 yards out into the top left corner.

In the 39th minute, the Bears cut their deficit in half when Kane Moran scored his first career goal to make it 2-1.

Bridgewater notched another goal in the 63rd minute of action to tie the game at 2-2, when Patrick Horgan headed the ball off the post and into the net.

The Rams regained the lead in the 76th minute, when Cardeiro netted a free kick from about 30 yards out.

With a 3-2 lead and just under 15 minutes to play, the Rams looked like they were on their way to a victory, but in the 89th minute of the game, Moran struck again, tying the game at 3-3 and sending it to overtime.

Just six minutes into overtime, Conor Murtagh ripped a shot into the left side of the net, past Rams keeper Josh Arno to end the match and earn a victory for Bridgewater.

Arno ended with four, while Cardeiro scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in the loss.

The Rams drop to 4-6 on the season.


Framingham hosted Springfield College on Oct. 6 in a non-conference match.

In the 24th minute of action, the Rams opened up the scoring when Ben Britton netted a goal to make it 1-0.

This lead would not hold for long. In the 34th minute, Springfield started its scoring spree, when Harrison Davis scored to tie it at 1-1.

Just nine minutes later, the Pride struck again when Tim Wood ripped a low strike into the back of the net to make it 2-1.

Shortly after halftime, the Pride added an insurance goal to make it 3-1 when Luke Alvaro fired a shot by Arno.

In the 75th minute, the Pride added a fourth unanswered goal when Douglas Enga scored to make it 4-1. Four minutes later, the Rams would finally find the back of the net again when Cardeiro converted a penalty kick to make it 4-2.

In the loss, Arno had 12 saves before getting subbed out for Maxwell Amoah in the 79th minute.

The Rams fall to 4-7 on the season.

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