Rams drop fifth in a row, continue to search for answers
By Richard Tranfaglia
Framingham State fell to Fitchburg State 4-0 on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Fitchburg got on the board early in the first period after Framingham’s Ryan Donohue got called for hooking. Kyle Hillick capitalized on the power play opportunity with a goal.
The rest of the scoring happened in the second period, as Joshua Suboyu, Jordan Furlane and Mike Fish all tallied a goal for the Falcons.
Suboyu’s goal went short side on Ram’s goalie Greg Harney to make it a 2-0 game.
Furlane got his first goal of the season with Michael Fretz and Corey Hayashi assisting on the play.
Fish also capitalized on a man advantage, making it a four-goal game after Donohue got called for his second hooking penalty of the game.
The Falcons outshot the Rams 28-20 in the contest. Harney made 24 stops in net and Kirby Saari saved all 20 shots he faced.
The Rams move to 2-17 on the season and 1-12 in the MASCAC.
The Rams lost to Worcester State on Feb. 5 by a score of 4-1.
The Lancers’ Alex DeWitz scored at the 4:45 mark in the first period, poking the puck through the five hole on Harney.
Worcester State outshot Framingham 18-3 at the end of the first period.
In the second period, DeWitz added another goal on a power play opportunity. Jim LeNoir also contributed a goal, scoring from just inside the blue line.
Andrew Etheridge added an insurance goal early in the third period on a wrist shot.
John Sheehan tallied Framingham’s only goal late in the third on a power play after Nick Patullo got a penalty for hooking.
The Lancers outshot the Rams 42-20. Harney recorded 38 saves in the loss and Corey Lignelli made 19 saves for WSU.
The Rams fell to 2-18 on the season and 1-13 in the MASCAC.
The Rams lost a tough fight with Southern New Hampshire by a score of 6-4 on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
SNHU struck first midway through the first period. Kyle Valliere scored his third goal of the season.
About five minutes later, Jared Goudreau made it a two-score game with a wrist shot.
Zachary D’Errico got Framingham on the board a minute later, off the faceoff win from Keith Barnaby.
The second period started off with an explosive three goals in the first two minutes. Chris Moquin
scored just 54 seconds in. About 40 seconds later Mark Essery answered for the Rams keeping it a one-goal game. Just 20 seconds after Essery’s goal, Joe Collins increased the lead back up to two for SNHU.
A back-and-forth battle between the two teams ensued until the 10-minute mark, when Goudreauscored his second goal of the game making it 5-2.
Tyler Colacchio capitalized on a power play for FSU cutting the lead to two again.
The third period was a defensive battle until Brandon Gourdeau tallied SNHU’s final goal of the game.
Ryan McDonough capitalized on a man advantage after Kaleb Godbout got called for hooking for the final goal of the game.
SNHU outshot FSU 39-29. Adam Calabrese started the game for Framingham, but was replaced by Harney halfway through the second period, who made 19 saves. Alex Reissis recorded 25 saves for the Penmen.
Framingham drops to 2-19 on the season.