Springfield, Mass. - October 2, 2018 - Senior Brad Deckel (Lansdale, Pa.) and freshman Jack Rosenberg (Simsbury, Conn.) scored just 12 seconds apart in the second half to help lift the Springfield College men's soccer team to a 2-0 non-conference victory over Framingham State on a rainy Tuesday night at Brock-Affleck Field.
With the win, the Pride has now won five of its last six contests and improves to 8-3 on the year, while the Rams fall to 6-4-2 overall. The Pride held a 24-13 advantage in shots over 90 minutes of play, including a 15-7 margin in the first half, while it was also awarded three corner kicks to Framingham State's one. In net for the maroon and white was Stewart Frank (Pittsford, N.Y.), who registered five saves in his eighth win of the year. His counterpart, Corey Davidge (Blackstone, Mass.) made four stops and suffered his third loss of the season.
Springfield College applied early pressure on the Rams defense as it had three shots on goal in the first 8:55, including a pair from Deckel, but Davidge was able to turn away the scoring bids to keep the Pride off the board. Midway through the first half, Framingham State had a pair of chances, including shots on goal from Austin Botelho (Taunton, Mass.) and Bryce Nardizzi (Framingham, Mass.), but both were turned aside by Frank to send the game into halftime scoreless.
Opening the second half of play, Springfield College got on the board when Christian Schneider (Douglas, Mass.) set up Deckel for his four of the year, before Rosenberg scored just 12 seconds, marking his first-career goal as a member of the Pride, granting the hosts a 2-0 lead over Framingham State.
Following the two goals, Springfield College was able to sit back and defend, as the Pride held the Rams to just two shots on goal for the remainder of the contest.
Springfield College will return to action on Saturday, October 6 when the Pride hosts MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play on Brock-Affleck Field at 12 p.m.