Rams blowout Salem State, hold off Emerson, improve to 7-8

[Cass Doherty]

The Rams hosted Salem State in a MASCAC match on Oct. 15.

Framingham started the scoring early, scoring its first goal in the 14th minute of play. Gerardo Ramirez scored his first goal of the season to make it 1-0.

Ramirez received a pass from Ken Stahovish in the box and ripped a shot into the bottom corner of the net.

Framingham extended its lead in the 33rd minute. Jeffrey Braverman fired a shot on net that got saved. Simon Appiah gathered the rebound and sent a pass to Bryan Reis. Reis put a shot on net and converted his second goal of the season to make it 2-0.

In the 60th minute of action, Salem State was able to cut into the deficit with a goal of its own. Kevin Gallo sent a cross into the box off of a free kick that got deflected by Mitch Tepe into the back of the net to make it 2-1.

Stahovish would add two insurance goals to the Rams lead in a five-minute span. The first would come in the 66th minute when he received a pass from Appiah and fired a shot into the net. He would then score again in the 75th minute. This time it was off a feed from Mitch Osgood to make it 4-1.

Framingham would add one more goal on the day. The final goal came in the 85th minute, when freshman Bryce Nardizzi ripped a shot into the net for his first goal of his college career to make it 5-1.

Josh Arno started in goal for the Rams and picked up the win with seven saves. Greg Enos made four stops for the Vikings.

The Rams outshot Salem State 20-17.

The win improves the Rams to 6-8 on the season and moves them to 3-2 in the conference.

The Rams hosted Emerson College on Oct. 18 in a nonconference match.

Both teams were held scoreless in the first half of play. The Rams were able to register 10 shots in the half but were not able to convert on any of the chances.

The Rams came out of halftime firing. In the 46th minute, the Rams were able to rip a shot on goal but the Emerson goalkeeper was able to get a hand on it and deflect it off the crossbar.

Framingham finally broke through in the 68th minute of action. Stahovish lined up a corner kick and delivered a strike into the box. Braverman was waiting and put his head on the ball, redirecting it into the back of the net to give the Rams a 1-0 lead.

Emerson looked to get even on the scoreboard less than two minutes later. A free kick from just outside the box set the Lions up with a scoring chance. The shot was blocked by the wall set up by Rams defenders before it reached the net ending the scoring threat.

In the 86th minute the Rams looked to add an insurance goal to the lead. Appiah received a pass and ripped a shot on net. The Lions goalie was able to get a hand on it after diving to make the save.

The Rams would go onto win 1-0 over Emerson.

Framingham outshot the Lions 24-14 in the win and won the corner kick battle 4-3.

Arno picked up his fifth win of the season for the Rams as he made four saves.

The win moves the Rams to 7-8 on the season.