Perper Leads MIT Men's Soccer Past Framingham State, 3-1

Perper Leads MIT Men's Soccer Past Framingham State, 3-1

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, Framingham State University 1

- Records: MIT (2-0-1); Framingham State University (1-2-0)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Roberts Field at Steinbrenner Stadium)

- The Lead: Sparked by a career-high two goals by senior Isaac Perper (Tiburon, Calif.), the MIT men's soccer team improved to 2-0-1 with a 3-1 victory over Framingham State University on Saturday evening in Cambridge.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Perper scored his two goals in a span of 1:20 midway through the first half to give the Engineers a 2-0 advantage. His first goal of the night was an unassisted strike from the top of the box and his second goal came off a bicycle kick pass via first-year Richter Brzeski (Los Angeles, Calif.).

- Framingham State got one back prior to halftime as senior Bryant Nardizzi finished a through ball from his brother Bryce Nardizzi from the 25-yard line in the 37th minute.

- MIT netted an insurance goal in the 78th minute as first-year Alex Weiler (Portland, Ore.) headed the ball into the back of the goal off a free kick from junior Carlos Hernandez (Weston, Fla.), who was lined up on the left side of the field just outside the 18-yard box.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Tonight marked Perper's first career multi-goal game of his collegiate career. His two goals were also his second and third of the season, marking a new career-high from the senior from California. 

- Weiler's goal marked the first of his collegiate career, while Hernandez notched second assist of the season.

- MIT outshot Framingham State by a 16-11 margin and held the Rams to just one corner kick compared five for the host Engineers. In net, senior Jeremy Cowham (Quincy, Mass.) recorded two saves for the Engineers to improve to 2-0-1, while Rams keeper James Hartshorn stopped the ball four times over 90 minutes and dropped to 1-2-0 this fall.

UP NEXT:

- MIT welcomes Roger Williams University to Cambridge for a non-conference match on Wednesday, September 11 beginning at 7:00 pm.

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