Framingham ends disappointing season, misses MASCAC tournament

Framingham State lost to Westfield State 7-2 dropping to 2-21 on the season and 1-15 in the MASCAC.

The Rams got on the board first just 1:47 into the game. Chris Andre scored with Tyler Colacchio assisting on the play.

After that, there were a lot of missed opportunities for both sides and the score remained 1-0 heading into the second.

The Owls tied the game in the fourth minute when Aaron Clancy scored a short-handed goal just 20 seconds after FSU took to the power play.

Later in the period, the Owls scored three goals in three minutes to pull ahead. Nik Passero scored on a power play after Mark Essery got called for slashing. Lenny Caglianone and F.X. Girard each contributed a score to make it a 4-1 game.

Westfield State’s Pearce Vance scored on a wrist shot at the 5:31 mark to extend the lead to four.

Gregory Stoya cut the lead back to three after he scored unassisted for FSU.

The Owls added two more goals to put the game away. Clancy scored his second of the day off the feed from Jordan Mardirossian and Jackson Leef scored on WSU’s last power play of the night to reach the final margin.

Westfield outshot Framingham 45-19. Adam Calabrese made 38 saves for the Rams and Jonathan Loparco made 17 stops for the Owls. Colacchio led FSU with seven shots on net while Clancy led WSU with eight shots on goal.

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The Rams fell to Salem State 3-2 in their second to last game of the season.

Salem State scored quickly as Derek Makimaa got the feed from a diving Dan Holland to go up 1-0.

Framingham State’s Jake McKinnon answered later in the first, tipping in a shot from Derek Ridgeway to tie the game.

The Rams took the lead just four minutes later when Andre received a pass from Colacchio and beat Vikings’ goaltender Jason Pucciarelli glove side.

The Vikings managed to tie up the game again after McKinnon got called for interference and put SSU on the power play. John Needham got the pass from Michael Casale who was behind the net and put it home.

The second period was a back-and-forth defensive struggle between the teams. The score was still 2-2 heading to the third period.

The Vikings took the lead when Michael Chan went top shelf on Calabrese in the third minute. The Rams only had eight shots on goal after that point and could not manage to tie the game.

The Vikings outshot the Rams 40-24. Calabrese made 37 saves and Pucciarelli stopped 22 shots. Colacchio again led the Rams with seven shots on goal. Casey Miller led SSU with nine shots on net.

The Rams move to 2-22 on the season and 1-16 in the league.

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FSU honored seniors Chris Andre, Mark Essery and Captain Vaughn Guetens in its final game of the season.

The Rams dropped the game 3-1 to UMass Dartmouth.

Brendan McDonough put UMD up about halfway through the first, off the pass from Hunter Wilhoite.

John Sheehan responded for FSU in the final minute of the first period off the one-time pass from Essery tying the game at one.

During the second period, Calabrese and Drew Michals each made a great save to keep the score tied.

UMD gained the lead in the third period, when Mike Stones converted on a power play opportunity. Jerry Laakso put the nail in the coffin, scoring late in the third after the puck went off of Calabrese’s glove and landed in the net.

The Rams end their season at 2-23 and 1-17 in the MASCAC.

Guetens finishes with four goals and 12 assists on the season. Essery had three goals and nine assists on the season and Andre finishes with four goals and two assists on the season.

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