FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – After traveling to Framingham State for their first away game of the 2012 season, MIT men's soccer team returned home victorious after beating the Rams, 3-0. Freshman Austin Freel (San Diego, Calif.) tallied two assists, as the Engineers' raised their record to 3-0, while Framingham State dipped to 0-1-1.
The majority of the first half remained scoreless until the 37th minute when Freel fed the ball to fellow freshman Sean Bingham (Garden City, N.Y.). Bingham was then able to get around one of the opposing defenders and shot the ball to the lower right corner of the net.
In the 59th minute of the game, after a direct kick into the box by Freel, senior Ben Lewis (West Hartford, Conn.) headed the ball past goalkeeper Sam Yoder and into the back of the net. The final goal of the game came when the ball kicked by Bingham hit the post and deflected into the net off Yoder.
Throughout the game, MIT recorded 20 shots, with seven of them being saved. Bingham made three of these attempts, and Lewis and sophomore Nick Diamantoni (Belle Mead, N.J.) tied at four each. Of the 11 shots the Rams put on net, sophomore Samuel Cannon (Scarsdale, N.Y.) saved five.
The Engineers are on the road again when they face Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday, Sept. 8, while the Rams will host WPI earlier that same day.