The Rams got off to a fast start, with junior R.J. Simmons scoring just 25 seconds into the game. Senior Andrew Gonzalez added two goals of his own, giving Fordham a 3-2 lead after the first. Gonzalez continued his impressive game with a third goal in the second period and freshman Magnus Sims scored as well to outscore the Engineers 2-1 in the second and hold a 5-3 lead at halftime. Simmonds added another four goals in the second half as Fordham outscored MIT 6-2 in the half, defeating MIT 11-5. Freshman Diego Delgado had a career-high four assists in the game.
The Rams ended the day against the Connecticut College Camels, which was another victory for Fordham. Connecticut College led 4-2 in the first, but senior Patrick Reyes and Gonzalez added goals to tie the score after one period. In the second, Fordham got on the board in a hurry with goals from Simmonds and senior Patrick Lenihan within the first minute to make it 6-4 Rams. Fordham scored three more goals in the period to take a 9-4 lead into the half. The Rams outscored the Camels 9-1, with Reyes scoring his third goal of the game less than 30 seconds into the second half, to take the match 18-7. Reyes ended the game with four goals, which was a career high. Sophomore Cameron Schewchuck also had a career day with three assists.
Sunday, Sept. 27, posed a much bigger challenge for the Rams, as they faced No. 18 Harvard and No. 12 Brown. The Crimson ended up defeating the Rams 11-4. Gonzalez had two goals in the loss, as Fordham was shut out by a stingy Harvard defense in the fourth quarter. The matchup against Brown was much closer. The score was 7-6 heading into the fourth, but Brown outscored Fordham 6-2 in the final quarter to take a 13-8 victory. Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Jahns made a career-high 11 saves in the game, and was instrumental in keeping the score close for the Rams to possibly pull off the upset. Gonzalez had another good game for the Rams, scoring a career-high five goals in the loss.
The losses gave Fordham a .500 record in conference play at 2-2 and a 6-6 record overall this season. The team goes back out of conference on Thursday, Oct. 1 in California against La Verne and Mt. San Antonio. The first game starts at 3 p.m. EST
The Rams then take part in the Gary Troyer Tournament from Oct.2-3 in Claremont, CA., with their first matchup coming against No. 18 ranked Whittier on Oct. 2 at 4:45 p.m. EST.