Framingham State traveled to take on Mass Maritime in a MASCAC match on Oct. 23.
Just 36 seconds into the game, the Rams struck first. Freshman Igor Pessoni scored his first career goal off an assist from sophomore Ben Britton to put the Rams up 1-0 in the first minute.
This lead would hold for the next 24 minutes, until the Buccaneers picked up an equalizer in the 25th minute of the game. Connor McInnis scored the goal from about 10 yards out with an assist from Ryan Hardy to tie it up at one.
This remained the score for much of the game. Both teams had plenty of scoring chances but nobody was able to capitalize.
In the 76th minute of the game, the Buccaneers struck again. Kevin O’Leary put a shot on goal that goalkeeper Josh Arno was able to save, but the rebound bounced right to William Taylor. Taylor corralled the rebound and fired the ball into the open net to put the Buccaneers up 2-1.
This score would hold for the remainder of the game, as the Buccaneers were able to get a victory over the Rams, 2-1. Arno made four saves in the loss, while Gerardo Ramirez led the team in shots with three. Framingham was outshot 9-8 by Mass Maritime. The Rams fall to 5-11 on the season.
The Rams hosted Clark University on Oct. 27 in a non-conference match.
The Cougars scored the first and only goal of the game in the 35th minute of the match as TJ Zirkman sent a shot from deep towards the net. Arno was able to get his fingertips on the shot but could not make the save. The ball slipped into the net to put the Cougars up 1-0.
The Rams had a couple of scoring opportunities to equalize but failed to convert on any of them.
Their best chance came in the 76th minute of the game. Kelvin Okyere took a corner kick and put the ball into the box, where Britton was able to redirect it on net. Alistair Richardson was able to make a diving save, keeping the Rams off the scoreboard and solidifying a 1-0 victory.
The Cougars outshot the Rams 26-19. In the loss, Arno made 14 saves, while Cory Cardeiro led the Rams in shots with seven.
With another loss, Framingham State drops to 5-12 on the season.
The Rams will take on MCLA on Oct. 31 in a home match in their last regular season game of the year.