By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State men’s soccer team defeated Springfield College 2-1 in non-conference action Tuesday night at Maple Street Field
The Rams improve to 5-3-1 overall.
Springfield College drops to 1-5-2 overall.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Springfield was aggressive offensively in the early goings as the Pride outshot the Rams 8-2 in the first 34 minutes and received a few good scoring opportunities, including header try from Martin McDermott in the 18th-minute that connected with the post.
- In the 36th minute the Rams got on the board when Gustav Hemmingsen crossed the ball to Bryce Nardizzi for the game’s first score to go up 1-0.
- Hemmingsen accounted for the Rams second goal as the Springfield keeper fended off his initial penalty kick, but Hemmingsen was able to knock the rebound in to add to the total at 2-0.
- The Pride opened the half with more offensive chances and another athletic effort from McDermott that resulted in contact with the post again.
- Springfield found a goal to cut into the deficit in the 76th minute. Following a foul at Jack Rosenberg lined up a free kick and ripped a shot that zipped into the right corner of the net for Springfield’s first goal of the game to pinch into the Framingham lead at 2-1.
- Springfield continued to fight to tie the contest at two apiece with a strong attack throughout the remainder of the half. In the final minute of the contest, the Pride nearly earned the tie as McDermott sprinted towards an incoming cross for another header try, however the shot flew outside the frame and kept the decision at 2-1.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Jake Hartshorn made nine stops in the win for the Rams.
- Clayton Knibbs made four saves in net for the Pride.
- The visitors led 26-to-12 in shots and took 11 corner kicks to the Rams zero.
The Rams return to action on Saturday when they host Salem State in a rematch of the 2021 MASCAC Tournament Championship.