The Framingham State Rams men’s soccer team is now 7-6-1 on the season after a win against the Westfield State Owls, and a double overtime tie with the Lions of Emerson College Oct. 14.
With the win over the Owls, the Rams improved to 4-0 in the MASCAC and remain at the top of the conference.
The first half of the game was a scoreless battle, even though the Rams were dominating the game on offense, outshooting the Owls 12-1 by halftime. Bryant Nardizzi almost connected on a goal inside the box, but Westfield State goalie Tyler Diotalevi made a good save with a diving grab to keep it 0-0.
The second half was much more successful for the Rams offense, connecting on three goals in the last 20 minutes of the game. Bryant Nardizzi was the first one to score with a shot into the bottom corner of the net.
Under two minutes later, Isaac De Souza scored his seventh goal of the season and tied the team-lead with freshman Gustavo Cassemiro.
Sherak Ayamga was able to score with a minute left to put the game completely away at 3-0.
The Rams controlled the game, outshooting the Owls 31-9. The defense was stellar and did not let the Owls have many scoring chances, with only two of their nine shots landing on goal.
Goalie Corey Davidge was able to notch his third shutout victory in net. He now has a 5-3 record on the season to go along with a great 1.35 GAA.
On Oct. 14, the Rams traveled to Boston to take on the Emerson Lions.
The game was a very stagnant one for both sides, with neither team ultimately being able to score any goals in the entire game.
The game went to double overtime, and neither team could capitalize on the chances they had to score. The shots were close to even for the game, with the Rams slightly outshooting the Lions 17-13 for the contest.
Goalie David Kemp was amazing for the Lions, making nine saves throughout the contest.
Nascimento finished the game with three tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.
The Rams are now 3-0 in the MASCAC and 3-2 overall.