Anchormen Outlast Falcons

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Noah Connors, Athletics Editor

The Fitchburg State men’s soccer team took on Rhode Island College on Wednesday Oct.27, after the game was rescheduled on Tuesday the 26th. The Anchormen of Rhode Island were able to Outlast the Falcons through 90 minutes, leading to a 2-0 victory. The Falcons would fall to 1-13-1 with the defeat, as the Anchormen would improve to 10-6.  

Despite the score being only 2-0, RIC dominated for most of the game. They controlled possession in the middle of the field, and peppered Fitchburg’s goalkeeper Sebastion Jaramillo with shots from the opening whistle. Jaramillo recorded a game high 12 saves, making some crucial stops to keep the Falcon’s within reach down the stretch.  Noah Dowhan controlled the net for the anchormen, facing only 4 shots on net, stopping them all.  Fitchburg struggled to generate offense at any point in the game, which has been a recurring issue for the Falcons through the season.  

RIC was able to open the scoring in only the seventh minute behind the foot of Senior Roman Davis, as he was able to receive a pass on the right side, before smashing it across the face of the goal into the side netting. Senior Sa-Leem Kamarah picked up the assist on the play, after his find down the sideline led to the opening goal of the half. The Anchormen would continue to see opportunities throughout the remainder of the half but would be unsuccessful at executing for another goal.  Fitchburg went into the half down one, in a game that felt like it could be anyone’s for the taking. 

The Anchormen came out of halftime aggressively, once again claiming the offensive. They added to their lead in the fifty-eighth minute, as Junior Luis Blanco was able to power a ball past Jaramillo and into the net. Blanco received the ball after a string of passes and an overwhelming amount of possession by RIC, netting a true team goal. The score became 2-0, where it would stay through the final whistle. Fitchburg showed a few signs of hope moving down the field at times, but never really got many clear looks at the frame, credit to a strong RIC defense.  Despite keeping the game close, the Falcons walked off the field with another disappointing loss.  

After dropping another close game, the men’s soccer team dropped to 1-13-1, or 1-4-1 in MASCAC play.  The Falcons remain in 8th place in the league after the loss, with their only win in regular season play being a league win against MCLA. The Falcons will wrap up their season on Saturday, October 30th against the Framingham Rams men’s soccer team. This will be the final chance for Fitchburg State to pick up a multiple win season.