Men’s soccer improves to 3-1 in MASCAC

The Rams hosted Westfield State on Oct. 10 in a conference game.

The game was very close throughout and remained 0-0 for the first 85 minutes.

In the 86th minute of the match, the Rams finally broke through on the score sheet. The goal was scored by freshman Lucas Medeiros, the first goal of his collegiate career.

Medeiros received a pass from fellow freshman Ken Stahovish at the top of the 18-yard box and fired a shot pass the Owls’ keeper and into the net.

The goal turned out to be the game winner, as the Rams earned the victory, 1-0.

In the win junior goal keeper Josh Arno had six saves on his way to a shutout, while senior Cory Cardeiro led the Rams with 11 shots.

With the win, the Rams improve their record to 5-7 on the season.

On Oct. 13, Keene State traveled to Framingham to take on the Rams in a non-conference matchup.

The first half of action was scoreless as the teams went into the locker rooms tied 0-0.

Just 18 minutes after the second half restart, the Owls struck first, grabbing a 1-0 lead. Promise Kpee was the goal scorer in the 63rd minute of the game as he sent a long strike past Arno and into the back of the net.

In the 75th minute of action, the Owls added to the lead, making it 2-0, when David Villalobos beat Arno and scored the goal.

The Owls would eventually added one more tally in the 84th minute.

Jacob Papanicolaou scored for Keene State, sending a shot into the goal and making it 3-0.

Keene State maintained the 3-0 lead for the rest of regulation, and earned a victory over Framingham State.

The Owls just edged the Rams on the shot chart 20-18.

Arno made nine saves for the Rams and junior Simon Appiah managed four shots, which led the team.

The Rams drop to a disappointing 5-8 on the year.