Back-to-back losses sinks men’s soccer below .500

Framingham State hosted a conference match on Sept. 30 against the Bridgewater State Bears.

Both teams were quiet in the first half and neither team was able to capitalize on any chances.

After a scoreless first half, the Rams got on the scoreboard first. In the 56th minute of play, Ken Stahovish received a pass from Simon Appiah in the box and ripped the shot into the net to make it 1-0.

Bridgewater State struck back in the 75th minute to tie things up at one. The Bears were able to capitalize on a corner kick as a shot was deflected by a Framingham defender and into the net for an own goal.

Just 30 seconds later, on the ensuing kickoff, the Bears struck again. This time it was Filipe Gomes who ripped a shot from distance to make it 2-1.

The Rams had one more chance to even things up in the 88th. Andy Segura received a pass off of a corner kick, but sailed his shot over the crossbar.

In the 2-1 loss, Arno made five saves for the Rams, while Bridgewater goalkeeper Colin Jepson made four saves. Framingham outshot the Bears 15-14.

The loss drops the Rams to 4-5 on the season and gives them their first blemish in the conference as they move to 2-1 in the MASCAC.

Framingham State traveled to Springfield College to take on the No. 5 ranked team in the country in a non-conference match on Oct. 4.

Springfield College got on the scoreboard quickly in the 11th minute when Brad Deckel ripped a shot into the top left corner of the net. The goal was set up by a chip pass to Deckel, who corralled the pass and fired it on net for a 1-0 lead.

The Rams struck back just four minutes later to knot things up at 1-1. The 15th minute goal was set up by Jeffrey Braverman who sent a through ball behind the Pride defense, where Appiah ran onto it and sent it into the back of the net.

In the 42nd, Cam Powell of Springfield College, received a pass from a cross and sent it into the goal to make it 2-1 just before halftime.

The Pride added another to the lead in the 52nd minute when Dexter Tenn sent a shot into the back of the net to make it 3-1.

In the 60th minute of play, Springfield College would add one more insurance goal. This time it was Luke Alvaro who fired a shot into the net.

The Pride would go onto to win the game 4-1.

In the loss, the Rams were outshot 22-5. Corey Davidge started in goal for the Rams and made four saves.

The loss drops the Rams to 5-6 on the season.

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