After winning their semifinal contests on Friday afternoon, Bridgewater State and Framingham State will meet on Sunday at 3 pm for the MASCAC Men's Soccer Tournament Championship.
#1 Framingham State 2, #4 Worcester State 1 Box Score
Framingham, Mass.— The top seeded Framingham State men's soccer team scored two first half goals to defeat the #4 seed Worcester State Lancers by a score of 2-1 in the MASCAC semifinal to advance to the Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm.
Score: Framingham State University 2, Worcester State 1
Records: Framingham State (13-5-2), Worcester State (7-9-3)
Location: Maple Street Field– Framingham, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams got on the board in the sixth minute when Isaac De Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil) sent a long strike into the bottom left corner of the net off a one-time pass from Ibrahim Kyeyune (Kampala, Uganda).
- Framingham State added to their lead when De Souza sent a long lead pass from beyond midfield that was deflected off a Lancers defender, gathered by Ken Stahovish (Springfield, Mass.) and driven into the back of the goal.
- The Lancers best chance to score in the first half came right around the 35thminute when Rams keeper Corey Davidge (Blackstone, Mass.) made a diving save off a shot from Ethan Melia (Shrewsbury, Mass.) left to right 35thminute
- The Lancers had another great look with about 12 minutes remaining when Melia hit the crossbar off a corner kick.
- The Lancers scored in the 88thminute on a penalty kick converted by Bryan Brasil (Williamsburg, Mass.).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Davidge made six saves in the win for Framingham State.
- Henri Guilmette (Franklin, Mass.) made nine saves in the loss for the Lancers.
- The Rams outshot the Lancers 18-to-17 while each team took eight corners.
- The Rams advance to MASCAC Championship game on Sunday, November 4that 3pm.
- The Lancers see their season close at 7-9-3.
#2 Bridgewater State 0, #3 Salem State 0 PK Home Box Score
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – #2 seed Bridgewater State University advanced to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men's soccer championship game on penalty kicks after forging a 0-0 double overtime tie with third-seeded Salem State University in the semifinal round of the 2018 MASCAC Tournament on Friday afternoon at Swenson Field. Bridgewater won the penalty kick round by a margin of 4-1.
The Bears (10-7-1) will travel to top-seeded Framingham State University on Sunday afternoon to take on the Rams at 3:00 PM with the MASCAC title and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament on the line. Framingham edged #4 Worcester State University in the other semifinal matchup, 2-1. The visiting Vikings end the season with an overall record of 12-3-4.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net over 90 minutes of regulation and two ten-minute overtime periods. In the first overtime, Bridgewater State senior midfielder Kessy Alves(Praia, Cape Verde) chipped a shot just over the crossbar off a corner kick midway through session. Moments later, freshman midfielder Igor Caldas (Vitoria, Brazil) fired a shot from 30 yards out that sailed wide of the right post. In the second OT, neither team could muster a shot.
Following the 110 minutes of scoreless action, the two teams headed to the penalty kick round. Bears' junior goalkeeper Nate Morgado (Dartmouth, Mass.) stopped two of the three penalty kicks that he faced with a pair of outstanding diving stops, while the BSU shooters converted on each of their four opportunities. Senior midfielder Kane Moran (Dartmouth, Mass.), Alves, sophomore forward Kevin Roberts (Medway, Mass.) and freshman midfielder Robson Montrond (Brockton, Mass.) all scored for the Bears in the shootout, with Montrond's tally setting off a celebration.
Bridgewater finished with a 20-10 shot advantage as well as a 7-4 edge in corner kick attempts.
Morgado turned aside three shots to record his fifth shutout of the season and 12th of his career. Salem junior netminder Christopher Jimenez (Nashua, N.H.) made eight saves to post his fifth shutout of the 2018 campaign.
Releases courtesy of Framingham State and Bridgewater State Sports Information