By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The top seeded Framingham State men’s soccer team scored two first half goals to defeat the #4 seed Worcester State Lancers by a score of 2-1 in the MASCAC semifinal round in Framingham at the Rams’ Maple Street Field.
With the victory, Framingham State advances to the Conference Championship game on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.
With the loss, Worcester State’s season comes to an end, with a record of 7-9-3.
With the win, Framingham State is now 13-5-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams got on the board in the sixth minute when Isaac De Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil) sent a long strike into the bottom left corner of the net off a one-time pass from Ibrahim Kyeyune (Kampala, Uganda).
- Framingham State added to their lead when De Souza sent a long lead pass from beyond midfield that was deflected off a Lancers defender, gathered by Ken Stahovish and driven into the back of the goal.
- The Lancers best chance to score in the first half came right around the 35thminute when Rams keeper Corey Davidge made a diving save off a shot from Ethan Melia left to right 35thminute
- The Lancers had another great look with about 12 minutes remaining when Melia hit the crossbar off a corner kick.
- The Lancers scored in the 88thminute on a penalty kick converted by Bryan Brasil.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Davidge made six saves in the win for Framingham State.
- Henri Guilmette made nine saves in the loss for the Lancers.
- The Rams outshot the Lancers 18-to-17 while each team took eight corners.
- The Rams advance to MASCAC Championship game on Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m.