Lucchesi tallies first collegiate goal
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men's soccer team concluded their fall season with a 3-2 loss to the hands of Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Alumni Field.
Prior to the contest, the Green and Gold honored seven seniors playing in their final regular season. The seniors are #2 Matan Shmerling (Amherst, Mass.), #6 Jefferson Acha (Lynn, Mass.), #10 Jared Burns (E. Bridgewater, Mass.) #13 Ibrahima Male (Pawtucket, R.I.), #18 Zachary Young (Capo Beach, Calif.), Alex Al-Zaibak and #23 Thomas Mahlert (North Oxford, Mass.).
Score: Fitchburg State University 2, Framingham State University 3
Records: Fitchburg State (3-10-2, 0-6-1 MASCAC) | Framingham State (8-9-1, 4-3 MASCAC)
How It Happened
The visitors tallied a pair of first half goals. In the 26th minute freshman Pedro Santos (Medford, Mass) threaded a through pass to a streaking junior Isaac De Souza (Sao Paulo, Brazil) for his team-leading 14th goal of the season.
Framingham doubled the score just seconds later, when junior Ken Stahovish (Springfield, Mass.) corralled a loose ball in the box and delivered a goal past the Falcons netminder.
After intermission the Falcons cut the deficit in half as sophomore Christian Lucchesi (Tewksbury, Mass.) tucked a loose ball inside the left post.
The Rams pushed the lead back to 3-1 in the 81st minute with a goal from Pedro Santos (Medford, Mass.), assisted by Eugene Osei (Essex Harlow, England) .
However the Falcons wouldn't go quietly, when Hassan Koroma (Millbury, Mass.) notched his third goal of the season just two minutes later.
Framingham goaltender Josh Arno (Natick, Mass.) has several key saves down the stretch to preserve the win for the Rams.
Inside the Numbers
Arno finished with eight saves for his 4th win of the season, while Branton Abbett (Jasper, Ind) stopped six shots in the loss for the Falcons.
40th meeting between two schools on the pitch with the Falcons 27-11-2 all-time when taking on the Rams.
Two schools have split the previous four matchups.
Framingham State awaits MASCAC tournament seedings, while the Falcons have concluded the 2017 campaign.