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Vieira, Bulldogs Score Early In 2-1 Win Over Rams

Pepe Vieira finished with a goal and an assist in the Bulldogs' 2-1 win over Framingham State on Tuesday (Lee Testor photo).
Pepe Vieira finished with a goal and an assist in the Bulldogs' 2-1 win over Framingham State on Tuesday (Lee Testor photo).

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 2, Framingham State 1
Records: Dean College (9-0-2), Framingham State (7-7)
Location: Maple Street Field, Framingham, Mass.
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.

THE LEAD
Dean got a pair of goals early in the first half and the visiting Bulldogs extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games dating back to last season with a 2-1 win over Framingham State in non-league men's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs wasted little time finding the back of the net as Alex Gordonbeck (Martha's Vineyard, Mass.) tapped home a loose ball after a corner kick by Pepe Vieira (Brockton, Mass.) less than nine minutes into the contest.

That lead for the Cardinal and White doubled when Vieira took a touch pass from Santiago Cardona (Revere, Mass.), made a move on a defender and then fired a rocket from 35-yards out that whizzed by Ram netminder Corey Davidge (Blackstone, Mass.) at 10:42.

Framingham State answered back with a strike of their own when Justin Hansen (Levittown, N.Y.) booted a free kick into the box that Ken Stahovish (Springfield, Mass.) was able to flick into the lower right corner, slicing the Bulldog advantage in half.

Neither team scored in the second half as Dean improved to 4-0-1 on the road this season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Cardinal and White held a 20-14 edge in shots and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Nathan Silveira (East Providence, R.I.) recorded six saves in improving to 6-0-2 in goal, while Davidge and Josh Arno (Natick, Mass.) split time in goal for the Rams. Davidge, who gave up both Bulldog goals takes the loss to fall to 3-4.

UP NEXT:
Dean is off until Saturday when they return to NECC action with a road trip to Southern Vermont. First touch is slated for 3:30 p.m. Framingham State travels to Massachusetts Maritime on Friday for a 7:00 p.m. start.