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FRAMINGHAM – After playing to a 1-1 tie through overtime, the top seeded Framingham State University men’s soccer team was eliminated from the 2022 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament as fourth seed Bridgewater State University held a 5-4 edge in penalty kicks tonight, November 4, at Maple Street Field.   

Bridgewater State 1, Framingham State 1 (OT) – BSU PKs 5-4 

Framingham State is now 11-5-3.

Bridgewater State is 7-8-3. 

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  • The Rams got on the board first in the 12th minute of play when Bryce Nardizzi converted a penalty kick after the Bears were called for a handball in the box. 
  • The Bears knotted the game at 1-1 in the 19thminute. Gavin Norton sent a cross ahead to Carston Boloz who one timed a pass to Ethan Lafontant who found the back of the net. 
  • Both teams had their chances early in the second half, but Jake Hartshorn for Rams and William Russell for the Bears each came up with huge saves.  
  • The Bears had a final chance with just over a minute to play when the ball was sent ahead to the box, but Hartshorn was able to pull in the loose ball and start the Rams the other way. 
  • The Rams moved down the field and in the closing seconds Joshua Montiero launched a bicycle kick off a corner but the shot sailed high and the game went to overtime. 

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  • Neither team was able to convert their scoring chances in overtime and the game went to penalty kicks. Both teams converted their first four before Russell came up with a save on the Rams fifth attempt. Ethan DeMelo converted on the Bears fifth attempt to complete the upset. 


  • Hartshorn finished the game with 10 saves for the Rams, while Russell finished the game with 11 stops. 
  • The Rams held a 25-17 edge in shots for the game and an 8-2 edge in corners.   


With the victory, the Bears advance to the MASCAC Tournament Finals on Sunday. 

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.