Connecticut College 3, Framingham State U 2 Murdoch Leads Camels Past Rams with Two Second Half Scores

Connecticut College 3, Framingham State U 2 Murdoch Leads Camels Past Rams with Two Second Half Scores

NEW LONDON, Conn.--Winslow Murdoch (Cropseyville, N.Y.) scored a pair of second half goals to lead the Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 3-2 victory against Framingham State University in a non-conference game played in New London Sunday.

 

The Camels extended their unbeaten streak to eight games while improving their mark to 5-2-6. The visiting Rams had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 8-6-2 with the setback.

 

Mike Flippin (Greenwich, Conn.) chipped in with a first half score. Zach Punt (West Hartford, Conn.), Kevin O'Brien (Wellesley, Mass.) and Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.) all contributed assists for the winning side.

 

Max Nichols (Mill Valley, Calif.) stopped eight shots in goal for the Camels.

 

"We really showed our true character down the stretch," Murdoch said after his big day on the score sheet. "Hopefully we carry forward some of this momentum into our NESCAC game against Amherst Wednesday."

 

Jepherson Cardoso (Framingham, Mass.) scored twice for the visitors and continues to lead the Rams offense with eight goals scored.

 

Bryan DaSilva (Milford, Mass.) chipped in with an assist. Senior Sam Yoder (Southbridge, Mass.) made four saves for the visitors.

 

Francisco Anzoategui (Peabody, Mass.) played the closing 11:30 of regulation for the Rams.

 

The Rams took a 2-1 lead just 1:15 before halftime when DaSilva played a through ball ahead to Cardoso for a goal from point-blank distance.

 

In the second stanza, the Camels tied things up in the 48th minute when O'Brien assisted Murdoch for a shot from the center of the box. Connecticut College Head Coach Kenny Murphy had pushed Murdoch up to the central midfield from the backfield as an experiment.

 

Later on with 2:15 to play, Murdoch knocked in a low line drive from the right side to put the Camels on top for good and the hosts were able to hold on for the 3-2 win.

 

James Doleman rifled a shot with 18 minutes left but Nichols was able to make the stop for the Camels.

 

The Camels out-shot the Rams 13-to-12 in the win and enjoyed a 9-to-1 edge in corner kicks.

 

Connecticut College will host Amherst College Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the regular season finale. The team has clinched a berth in the 2012 NESCAC Championship Tournament and will play in a quarterfinal on the road next Saturday.

 

The Rams will head down to the Cape Cod Canal to visit the Massachusetts Maritime Academy this Friday for a 6:00 p.m. contest.

 

The Camels extended their unbeaten streak to eight games while improving their mark to 5-6-2. The visiting Rams had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 8-6-2 with the setback.

 

Mike Flippin (Greenwich, Conn.) chipped in with a first half score. Zach Punt (West Hartford, Conn.), Kevin O'Brien (Wellesley, Mass.) and Billy Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.) all contributed assists for the winning side.

 

Max Nichols (Mill Valley, Calif.) stopped eight shots in goal for the Camels.

 

"We really showed our true character down the stretch," Murdoch said after his big day on the score sheet. "Hopefully we carry forward some of this momentum into our NESCAC game against Amherst Wednesday."

 

Jepherson Cardoso (Framingham, Mass.) scored twice for the visitors and continues to lead the Rams offense with eight goals scored.

 

Bryan DaSilva (Milford, Mass.) chipped in with an assist. Senior Sam Yoder (Southbridge, Mass.) made four saves for the visitors.

 

Francisco Anzoategui (Peabody, Mass.) played the closing 11:30 of regulation for the Rams.

 

The Rams took a 2-1 lead just 1:15 before halftime when DaSilva played a through ball ahead to Cardoso for a goal from point-blank distance.

 

In the second stanza, the Camels tied things up in the 48th minute when O'Brien assisted Murdoch for a header from the center of the box. Connecticut College Head Coach Kenny Murphy had pushed Murdoch up to the central midfield from the backfield as an experiment.

 

Later on with 2:15 to play, Murdoch knocked in a low line drive from the right side to put the Camels on top for good and the hosts were able to hold on for the 3-2 win.

 

James Doleman rifled a shot with 18 minutes left but Nichols was able to make the stop for the Camels.

 

The Camels out-shot the Rams 13-to-12 in the win and enjoyed a 9-to-1 edge in corner kicks.

 

Connecticut College will host Amherst College Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in the regular season finale. The team has clinched a berth in the 2012 NESCAC Championship Tournament and will play in a quarterfinal on the road next Saturday.

 

The Rams will head down to the Cape Cod Canal to visit the Massachusetts Maritime Academy this Friday for a 6:00 p.m. contest.