FSU’s Ice Hockey team hosted the Southern New Hampshire Penmen at home for a nonconference match Nov. 9.
The Penmen took an early lead, scoring just four minutes into play. A short three minutes later, SNHU scored again, stretching their lead to 2-0.
Strong defense on both ends resulted in the remainder of the first period being uneventful.
The Rams had the opportunity to score about halfway through the second period when senior Jack Sheehan had a breakaway, but his shot hit the post and deflected up out of play.
Neither team was able to get a goal in during the remainder of the second period.
Early in the third, the Rams were awarded two consecutive power plays, but they were unable to capitalize against the Penmen’s goalie.
In the final 10 minutes of the game, sophomore Bryan Whelan had a breakaway that looked like it might have been the Rams’ chance to halve the lead. He managed to beat the goalie, but his shot also hit the post and was cleared out of the zone.
The Rams finally managed to get on the board in the last four minutes of play.
A strong pass from sophomore Trevor Lewandoski set junior Soren Colstrup up for the goal, where he managed to send in a wrist-shot over the right shoulder of the goalie.
Framingham pulled their goalie, freshman Blake Carlson, to try and tie it up, but were not able to follow through in the short amount of time that remained.
This was Carlson’s first match for the Rams in his collegiate career. By the end of the match, he managed an impressive 53 saves on net.
Colstrup managed to score the only goal for FSU in the match, and he also led the team in shots with five.
The loss brings the Rams to 0-2 on the season. They travel to Worcester State for a MASCAC matchup Nov. 16.
[Editor’s note: Soren Colstrup is a staff writer for The Gatepost.]