Framingham goes 1-1 on week after Essery leads comeback over UMass Dartmouth

The Rams traveled to Rockett Arena on Jan. 28 to face Salem State in a MASCAC matchup.

The Vikings dominated the game, leaving the Rams scoreless in a 5-0 shutout.

Brandon Platt scored first for Salem in the early minutes of the game when he beat Framingham’s defense in an unassisted goal.

A second goal was quickly added by Daniel Campbell who tapped in a shot from Derek Makimaa, making the score of the first period 2-0, Salem.

In the first minutes of the second period, Cam Moniz scored a third goal for Salem on a power play. He was assisted by Gabriel Cromp and Platt.

Andrew Bettencourt converted on a pass from Brody Heleno and extended the lead to 4-0.

Bettencourt added one more goal in the last minutes of the period when he scored off a rebound which would be the last goal of the game, making the final score 5-0, Salem.

Both teams remained scoreless in the third period.  Adam Calabrese made an impressive 41 saves and Framingham was outshot 53-12.

On Jan. 30, the Rams traveled to North Dartmouth for a MASCAC game against UMass Dartmouth.

Mark Essery scored first in the 17th minute of the game and was assisted by Richard O’Connor and Chris Andre.

Two minutes later, Mikes Sones evened the score with a goal for UMD.

The Corsairs dominated the second half, scoring two goals three minutes apart at 13:24 and 16:23.

The Rams were unable to score and ended the period 3-1, UMD.

In the third period the Rams made their comeback.

Jake McKinnon scored first in the third minute of the period on a power play and was assisted by Melvin Nichols and Keith Barnaby.

There was no stopping the Rams from that point on. Andre scored next, only three minutes later on another power play with help from Essery and Richard Hill.

Minutes later, Essery scored his second goal of the game and gave the Rams the lead.  He was assisted by Greg Stoya and O’Connor.

Barnaby extended the lead in the 15th minute with an assist from Tyler Colacchio.

In an attempt to score again, the Corsairs pulled their goalie in the final minutes.  Derek Ridgeway took advantage and made a shot that sailed into the empty net, making the final score 6-3, Rams.      

Calabrese made 37 saves and was awarded his second win of the season.  The Rams improve to 4-13-1 overall and 3-8-1 in the MASCAC.