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Rams battle to overtime in back-to-back games, beat Westfield on Sheehan’s power play goal

By Richard Tranfaglia

Framingham State fell in overtime to Plymouth State by a score of 5-4 on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Plymouth State’s Teddy McCarran started the scoring in the sixth minute of play, collecting a deflected shot on goal and sending it home.

The Rams answered two minutes later on a power play when Brent Sullivan got the rebound off a Vaughn Guetens’ shot tying the game at one.

After multiple shots by each team, the first period ended still tied 1-1.

The Panthers scored the next three goals in a seven-minute span. Ryan Stevens scored on a wrist shot at the 6:11 mark. Michael Economos scored on a slap shot from the left circle at the 11:57 mark and Quinn Carroll scored a one-timer just a little over a minute later.

After falling behind 4-1 the Rams responded with two goals late in the second. Tyler Colacchio made it a two-goal game when his shot trickled between the legs of Panthers goalie Andreas Pettersson. On FSU’s next possession Guetens blasted a slap shot from the blue line that got home, cutting it to a one-goal game right before the end of the second period.

After battling for most of the third period, Ryan McDonough tied the game for FSU with a rebound shot right in front of the Panthers net.

The game headed to overtime, but just 38 seconds in, Carroll won it for Plymouth State getting the loose puck on the right circle and going short-side on the Rams goalie.

Plymouth State outshot Framingham 34-28. Greg Harney recorded 29 saves for FSU and Pettersson made 24 saves for PSU.

The Rams move to 1-14 on the season and 0-9 in the MASCAC.

The Rams won a MASCAC matchup against Westfield State in overtime 5-4 on Jan. 21.

The Owls struck Nfirst with Gerald Colpoys getting the tally at the 6:12 mark. After a lot of battling, the first period ended 1-0.

John Sheehan tied the game at one in the seventh minute of the second.

About two minutes later, on the power play, Francois-Xavier Girard rebounded his own shot and scored giving WSU the lead again.

Later in the period, FSU went to the power play after Jordan Mardirossian got called for interference. Guetens took advantage of the opportunity scoring on a wrist shot.

McDonough regained momentum for the Rams at the 14:34 mark, scoring off the faceoff from the right circle.

The Owls’ Pearce Vance knotted the game at three before the second period ended.

Halfway through the third period, Jeremy Young collected a rebound off a blocked shot from Cody Campbell-Rich and sent it home making it 4-3 Owls.

The Rams answered just two minutes later when Zachary D’Errico got the rebound in front of the net and scored, tying the game again. WSU had two late penalties called in regulation for holding and a delay of game that gave Framingham a two-man advantage heading into overtime.

In overtime, John Sheehan capitalized on the power play just 55 seconds in giving FSU the win.

The Owls had a 31-29 advantage in shots on goal. Harney recorded 27 saves in the win and Kameron Limburg made 24 saves for WSU.

The Rams are now 2-14 and 1-9 in the MASCAC.

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