Men’s Soccer earns tough draw against Salem State

(Ken Stahovish (9) watches as Jarye Bean (3) fights off a Salem State defender. Photo by Corey McFeeley.)

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Framingham hosted Salem State in a MASCAC game.

Neither team was able to convert in the first half, keeping the game scoreless going into halftime.

Both teams had a few chances to take the lead in the first, but neither was able to put a goal on the scoreboard.

Salem’s best opportunity came around the 15th minute of action. Gabriel Meireles had a free kick from around 25 yards away, but Corey Davidge was able to make the save for the Rams.

Framingham’s best chance to score came from Akeem Bucknor. He received a pass in front of the goal, but was unable to finish because he hit the post.

Ken Stahovish also had a good chance for the Rams, but his header was saved by the Vikings’ goalkeeper to keep the game knotted at 0.

In the 64th minute, Salem finally broke through to take the lead. Meireles had another free kick opportunity, this time from 30 yards out, and he ripped a shot into the back of the net to make it 1-0.

The Rams tried to respond, but shots from Jared Nardizzi and Isaac De Souza both went wide to keep the game at 1-0.

In the 85th minute of play, the Rams finally got on the board to tie the game at 1. Nardizzi sent a cross into the box. Stahovish got a foot on it and slipped it inside the far post to make it 1-1.

Neither team scored again in regulation, sending the game into overtime.

In overtime, both teams had a few scoring chances, but neither was able to convert, ending the game in a 1-1 tie.

Davidge played the whole game in net for the Rams and made nine saves.

Framingham outshot the Vikings 20-17 in the overtime thriller.

With the tie, the Rams move to 6-3-2 on the season and 1-0-2 in the conference.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Rams traveled to Springfield College to take on the Pride in a nonconference match.

Both teams had very few scoring chances in the first half, and the game went into halftime tied at 0.

In the 53rd minute of play, the Pride netted the first goal of the game. Brad Deckel received a pass from Christian Schneider and fired it into the net to make it 1-0.

Just 12 seconds later, Springfield scored another goal to make it 2-0. This time it was Jack Rosenberg, who scored the first goal of his career.

Springfield played tough defense the rest of the game, only allowing two shots the remainder of the way to earn a 2-0 victory over the Rams.

In the loss, Framingham was outshot by the Pride 24-13. Springfield also earned more corner kicks than the Rams.

Davidge played all 90 minutes in net for the Rams. He made four saves.

With the nonconference loss, the Rams drop to 6-4-2 overall on the season but remain at 1-0-2 in the MASCAC.

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