Rams slump continues, drop fourth in a row

[Amanda Martin]

The Rams traveled to Westfield on Oct. 8, to take on the Owls in a MASCAC battle.

After a scoreless first half, the Owls got on the scoreboard first. In the 69th minute, Brodie Keene got his head on a free kick from Kory McGilvray and snuck it past Rams keeper Corey Davidge to make it 1-0.

Westfield would add another goal to the lead just eight minutes later. In the 77th minute of play, it was Legend Mu’min who collected a pass from McGilvray and ripped a shot past Davidge to make it 2-0.

Framingham would counter just 40 seconds later. After an Owls defender was called for a hand ball in the box, Jeffrey Braverman stepped up and ripped a penalty kick just inside the post to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

In the 81st minute, Westfield would add one more goal to put the game out of reach. Kieran Moriarty sent a one timer from just outside the box into the back of the net to make it 3-1.

The Rams lost the game despite outshooting the Owls 24-7.

Davidge made two saves for the Rams on five shots faced while Westfield goalkeeper Marc Patnaude stopped nine shots.

The loss drops the Rams to 5-7 on the season and moves them to 2-2 in the conference.

Framingham State hosted No. 4 UMass Boston on Oct. 12 in a nonconference match.

The Beacons started the scoring early with a goal in the 12th minute. Guilherme Barbosa gathered a loose ball at the top of the box and ripped a shot into the net to make it 1-0.

UMass Boston added to the lead about 20 minutes later in the 31st minute of play. The Beacons sent a cross into the box that got deflected by a Rams defender into the goal to make it 2-0.

The Rams responded in the 62nd minute to cut the deficit to only a goal. A Beacon foul about 25 yards out set Simon Appiah up for a free kick. Appiah ripped a shot just inside the post and past the keeper to make it 2-1.

The Beacons would answer just two minutes later in the 64th minute. Marcelo Cunha received a pass off of a corner kick and one timed a shot into the back of the net to make it 3-1.

Mohamed Kenaway would add two more insurance goals for the Beacons late in the second half. In the 80th minute he received a pass and one timed it into the net making it 4-1 and in the 82nd minute he ripped a shot on net for his second goal to make it 5-1.

In the 87th minute, the Beacons would add one more insurance goal to make it 6-1. Edmilson Barros received a pass and sent a shot into the back of the net for the final goal of the game.

The Rams were outshot by UMass Boston 23-21. The Beacons won the corner kick battle 7-6.

Davidge made 12 saves in net for the Rams. Aidan Carter made seven saves for the Beacons.

The loss drops the Rams to 5-8 on the season.