BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – The Buccaneers welcomed in Framingham State on Friday evening for their first home MSACAC game of the season. A tough Ram team shutout the Bucs, 5-0.
Final: Rams 5, Buccaneers 0
Records: Mass Maritime 1-7-2 (0-2-0 MASCAC)
Framingham State 4-5 (2-0 MASCAC)
For The Bucs
- The Buccaneers took 16 shots, seven on target, three of which came from the foot and head of junior captain Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass).
- Senior Andre Wayrynen (Rockport, Mass) put two shots on target for Maritime.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Mitch Hardy (Pepperell, Mass) made seven saves and allowed five goals on 12 shots faced.
For The Rams
- Four players scored the five goals for Framingham. Bryce Nardizzi (Framingham, Mass) scored twice on four shots on target. Gustavo Cassemiro (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Naheul Algibay (Montevideo, Uruguay) and Josh Ofosu (Chelmsford, Mass) were the other goal scorers for the Rams.
- Sophomore Ibrahim Kyeyune (Kampala, Uganda) was credited with an assist in the game.
- Senior goalkeeper Corey Davidge (Blackstone, Mass) made seven shots on seven shots faced.
How It Happened
Framingham attacked from the first whistle and the Buccaneers defense held strong, turning possession over and starting counter-attacks for the offense. Maritime was unable to break through on any of their pushes in to the offensive zone and they kept the Rams off the scoresheet early in the first half. In the 28th minute, Algibay broke the scoreless tie, scoring the eventual game winner. Nardizzi, from Kyeyune, scored in the 39th minute to make it 2-0, which would be the score at halftime.
After being outshot, 20-8, in the first half, The Buccaneer defense buckled down early in the second half. In the second 45the teams each took eight shots, Maritime matching their first half total. With the Bucs holding strong, the Rams needed to make their shots count and they did just that. In the 65th minute, Cassemiro put a shot in to the bottom left hand corner from right of goal to make it 3-0. In the 70th minute, a foul was called on Maritime's keeper in the box to set up a penalty kick attempt which was converted by Ofosu to extend the Ram lead to 4-0. Nardizzi scored his second goal in the 72nd minute to bring the score to 5-0, which would be the final of the match.
The Buccaneers are on the road for their next three games, beginning with Becker College on Monday, September 30th at 5pm. Please note that this game has been moved to 5pm from its originally scheduled time of 6pm due to the EEE threat in the Worcester area.