By Framingham State athletics
BUZZARDS BAY – Mass. Maritime welcomed Framingham State to Clean Harbors Stadium for their fifth of seven conference games.
A scoreless yet exciting first half, led to an even more exciting, goal-laden second half. The Rams came out on top, 2-1 despite a late comeback push from the Bucs.
Framingham State improves to 4-10 overall and 4-1 in the Conference.
Maritime Academy drops to 4-9 overall and 2-3 in the Conference.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Sherak Ayamga (Tuma, Ghana) (Pictured) scored the first Framingham goal in the 51st minute. Ibrahim Kyeyune (Kampala, Uganda) score the second and game winning goal in the 63rd minute.
- Gabriel Padilla (Framingham) assisted on both goals for the Rams
- Goalkeeper James Hartshorn (Chelmsford) face six shots, made five saves and allowed the Maritime goal.
- Ty Chafa (Quincy scored his second goal of the season in the 89th minute.
- Jake McInerney (Hanover) recorded his team best third assist of the campaign on the Chafa goal.
- Goalkeeper John Murphy (Braintree) made one save and allowed two goals on three shots seen.
- Senior captain Liam McDonough (West Newbury) made a defensive save in the first half to keep the the game scoreless at the time.
- The best chance of the first half came on a Framingham shot that was kept out of the net due to a heads up play by McDonough to head the ball over the net before it could go in. Otherwise, the teams took 11 total shots, seven for the Rams, four for the Bucs. Maritime’s four shots were quality with McNeill Somers (Boston, MA) missing on a volley that he could not direct in to the net. The game remained scoreless after the first half of play.
- The second half provided the excitement that the first half was building up to. Six minutes in to the second half of play, Framingham broke through on Ayamga’s goal and a cross from Padilla from the left side. Murphy couldn’t get a hand on it and the Rams took a 1-0 lead.
- Seven minutes late the Rams extended their lead on Kyeyune’s score, also on a cross from Padilla. Now 2-0, Maritime went on the offensive for the final 27 minutes.
- Doubling their first half shot total, the Bucs kept pushing, earning set pieces and putting the ball in the box. Then, in the 89th minute with just over a minute to play the erased the shutout on Chafa’s goal from a free kick by McInerney that was initially saved and fell right to Chafa for the score. With less than a minute to play, the Bucs couldn’t get forward to bring the score even. Framingham took the conference W, 2-1.
UP NEXT: The Rams return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Lesley for non-conference action starting at 8 p.m.