For the second straight contest, Sean D. Bingham ’16 and Joshua M. Wilson ’18 each found the back of the net as the MIT men’s soccer team defeated Framingham State 2-1, in non-conference action on Tuesday evening at Maple Street Field. With the win, Tech improves to 6-4-4 overall, while the Rams fall to 4-9-2.
Tech commenced the contest with five consecutive shots, including two attempts directed toward Framingham State goalkeeper Jacob Nichols, which were turned away. Cory Cardeiro capitalized on the game’s next shot — the Rams’ initial shot of the match at 30:19, which provided the hosts with their only advantage of the evening. Cardeiro deposited his sixth goal of the season after he dodged past MIT’s backline on a broken play.
MIT evened the score roughly a minute later when Bingham converted on his second penalty kick of the season at 31:42 for his 11th goal. Wilson capitalized on the Cardinal and Gray’s next attempt at 36:39 by firing home a feed from Bingham for his ninth goal, which provided the visitors with a 2-1 lead at the break.
Framingham State’s defense began the second half blocking back-to-back attempts by Austin E. Freel ’16 and Wilson before the Rams’ offense countered with consecutive shots by Cardeiro and Suhairu Kato that were blocked by MIT’s backline. Cannon also came up with a big stop too as he denied a penalty shot by Bryan DaSilva at 52:14.
MIT outshot Framingham State, 17-11, including 10-3 in the opening session. Nichols finished the match with seven saves, while Cannon registered four stops. Tech also held an advantage in corners, 10-0, with six occurring during the second stanza. Wilson, who led the Engineers and all players in shots, matched a career and season-best with five shots.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, October 25 as MIT hosts Springfield College at 1 p.m., while Framingham State welcomes Massachusetts Maritime Academy for a 12 p.m. start.