Men’s soccer drops to 5-10

Cory Cardeiro leads the team in goals and points with 11 and 27, respectively. Photo by Allie Gath)

Framingham State traveled to Salem State to take on the Vikings in a MASCAC game on Oct. 17.

The Vikings came out of the gates hot, scoring three unanswered goals to start the game. The first came in the 12th minute, when Tim Kilpatrick converted a free kick from just outside the box, giving the Vikings a 1-0 lead.

Just eight minutes later, the Vikings scored again, when Eseosa Okunmwendia ripped a shot past Rams goalkeeper Josh Arno.

In the 30th minute of the game, Kevin Gallo added to the Vikings lead and made it 3-0. In the second half, the Rams came out determined, and just seven minutes after the start of the half, Cory Cardeiro cut into the deficit, making it 3-1.

Cardeiro fired a shot from the top of the box and into the net. The goal marked his 10th of the season.

Just two minutes later, the Rams struck again, this time Simon Appiah, who blasted a shot from the right side of the field and past Vikings goalkeeper, Greg Enos.

This goal made the game 3-2 and put the Rams right back in it.

In the 61st minute, the Vikings added another goal to their tally when Gallo scored his second goal of the game and put the Vikings up 4-2.

Cardeiro scored again in the 73rd minute of action for his second goal of the game, and 11th on the season, to put the Rams within one.

The comeback effort was stopped short though as the Vikings downed the Rams 4-3 to pick up their first win of the season. In the loss, Arno made three saves.

The Rams fall to 5-9 on the season.


 

The Rams took the field in a home match against Connecticut College on Oct. 20.

The Camels scored the first and last goal of the game in the 13th minute.

Graham Koval fired a shot on net that Arno was able to save, but the rebound bounced right back to him and he headed it right into the back of the net.

The goal gave the Camels a 1-0 lead, and this would hold for the rest of the match.

The Rams had a few scoring opportunities during the game, but could not convert on any of them.

The first chance came with 34 minutes left in the match, when Cardeiro was all alone on the wing, but fired the shot just wide of the net.

The next chance came with 18 minutes left in the game, when Jeffery Braverman sent a corner kick into the box and Mitch Osgood headed it on net, but Austin Decunha made a diving save.

Arno was able to make nine saves in the game which kept the Rams in the match.

The 1-0 loss drops the Rams to 5-10 on the year.

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