Men’s soccer ends win streak with back-to-back losses

[Cass Doherty]

Framingham State took on the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers on Oct. 23 in a conference match.

The Buccaneers got on the scoreboard first. In the 19th minute of play, William Taylor dribbled in behind the Rams defense. Taylor then passed the ball to a wide open Justin Le in front of the net. Le ripped a shot into the goal to make it 1-0.

Ten minutes later, the Rams had a chance to get even. Mitch Osgood received a pass and fired a shot towards the net. The shot sailed over the cross bar ending the threat and keeping it 1-0.

In the 41st minute, Mass. Maritime appeared to have expanded the lead to 2-0, but the goal was taken off the scoreboard due to an offside call. The call kept the game at 1-0.

In the 58th minute, the Buccaneers added to the lead. This time it was Taylor with the goal. He received a pass at the top of the box and fired the shot into the goal to make it 2-0.

The Rams would go onto lose the game by the score of 2-0 and drop to 3-3 in the conference.

Mass. Maritime moved to 4-1-1 in the conference and took over first place in the MASCAC.

Josh Arno started in net for the Rams and made five saves. He was replaced in goal in the second half by Dennis Siaw who also made five saves.

Mass. Maritime outshot Framingham 19-13 while Ken Stahovish lead the Rams in shots with three.

The loss drops the Rams to 6-9 on the season.

Framingham State traveled to Clark University to take on the Cougars in a nonconference battle.

The teams each had a scoring chance in the first 10 minutes of the game but neither team was able to convert.

The Rams scoring chance came in the first minute when Daniel Campos blasted a shot on goal that was stopped by the Cougar goalkeeper.

Clark got its chance off of a corner kick in the 3rd minute of the game, but Arno was able to get a hand on it and made the save.

The Cougars drew first blood with a goal in the 16th minute of the game. Ethan Ziemba fired a shot past Arno and into the net to make it 1-0.

Framingham evened the score just before half in the 40th minute of action. Freshman Charlie Huffman ripped a shot into the back of the net to make it 1-1. The goal marked Huffman’s first goal of the season and the first of his collegiate career.

After a quiet start to the second half for both teams, Clark jumped ahead of the Rams in the 73rd minute. Zack Blais received a pass from Mana Chavali and ripped a shot into the goal to make it 2-1.

Just five minutes later, in the 78th minute, Clark added another goal to its lead. This time it was Sean Munroe who received a pass from Trevor Sheridan and fired a shot past Arno to stretch the lead to 3-1. Clark would go on to win by this same score for its 14th win of the season.

In the loss, Arno made four stops in net for the Rams. Campos lead the Rams in shots with three.

The Rams outshot the Cougars 15-14, and won the corner kick battle 4-3.

The loss drops the Rams to 7-10 on the season. Framingham still remains 3-3 in the MASCAC.

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