SLIDESHOW: Rams Defeat MCLA; Framingham State Shares Conference Title For 2nd Consecutive Year

By Framingham State athletics

Updated to add photos from Moments Suspended In Time Photography


FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State men’s soccer team defeated MCLA by a score of 2-0 Saturday afternoon at Maple Street Field.

With the win the Rams finished MASCAC play at 6-0-1 and secure a share of the MASCAC Regular Season Championship for the second consecutive season.

Framingham State with in the win finishes 6-0-1 in the Conference and 9-8-2 overall.


  • The Rams had a great opportunity about 25 minutes in when a Trailblazer handball in the box setup a penalty kick for the Rams. Nahuel Algibay‘s (Montevideo, Uraguay) penalty was saved by MCLA goalie Sam Edge (Williamstown, Mass.) and the rebound was chipped wide by a Rams attacker.
  • Edge made another diving save about ten minutes later to keep the Rams off the board off a header after a corner kick.
  • The Rams finally broke through in the 44th minute when Algibay sent a pass to Gustavo Cassemiro (Minas Gerais, Brazil) that he finished off for his team-best eighth goal of the season.
  • The Trailblazers had a great chance to score early in the 2nd when Mateo Wirzburger (Amesbury, Mass.) sent in a long strike that was tipped out of harm’s way by Rams keeper Corey Davidge (Blackstone, Mass.).
  • The Rams got an insurance goal in the 59th minute when De Souza settled a pass from Ibrahim Kyeyune (Kampala, Uganda) and buried it into the back of the net.
  • Davidge made seven stops in net for the Rams while his counterpart Edge made ten stops for the visitors.
  • The Rams outshot the Trailblazers by a 27-to-9 margin in the contest including a 17-to-3 clip in the first half.

Prior to the contest the Rams honored the four seniors playing in their final season: Davidge, Austin Botelho (Taunton, Mass.), Isaac De Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil) & Bryant Nardizzi (Framingham)


Rams earn a first-round bye in the MASCAC Tournament and will host a semi-final game on Friday, November 8.


Photos by Brendon Curtis of Moments Suspended in Time Photography for SOURCE.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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