By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Middlebury men’s soccer team, ranked 13th nationally, defeated the host Framingham State Rams by a score of 2-0 in non-conference action Tuesday evening at Maple Street Field in Framingham.
Middlebury College remains undefeated at 5-0
Framingham State falls to 1-7 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The visiting Panthers got on the board in the 12th minute when Brandon Reid (Kingston, Jamaica) carried the ball down the sideline sent in a long cross toward Jordan Saint-Louis (Potomac, MD) that was knocked around a bit in front of the net and eventually sent into the net by Saint-Louis.
- Middlebury extended their lead in the 66th minute when Saint-Louis sent in a cross that Rams keeper Joseph Sturzo (Lowell) couldn’t punch out and Nathan Pilson (Wilmington, DE) was able to chip into the open net to reach the final margin.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Sturzo was busy in net for the Rams making nine saves.
- Ryan Grady (Deerfield, IL) made two stops in the shutout victory for Middlebury.
- The Panthers controlled the pace of play outshooting the Rams 22-to-3 and earning four corner kick opportunities to the Rams two.
- The physical game saw the Panthers being called for 14 fouls, including 10 in the first half, while the Rams were whistled for nine fouls and one caution.
UP NEXT: The Rams will return to the field on Saturday when they travel to Bridgewater State for MASCAC action at 11 a.m.