By Kaycie Downing
Framingham High assistant coach
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High girls ice hockey team lost its home opener 7-6 to Stoughton High Monday afternoon at Loring Arena.
The Black Knights got on the scoreboard in the first 30 seconds of play. Stoughton scored two fast goals within the first 10 minutes of the game.
Senior captain Ava Lopez, who missed all of last season with an injury, had a hat trick in the season and home opener.
In the first period, Lopez scored the Flyers first goal of the season, with 7 minutes left, assisted by Lawson.
Many shots were taken on net by the Flyers until finally Georgia Parker scored a goal with a minute and a half left in the first period. Parker’s goal was assisted by Lopez.
At the end of the first period the score was 3-2 Stoughton.
At the start of the second period, assistant captain Caroline Stacey scored on a rebound.
Two minutes later Lopez got a pass from Georgia Parker and dangled through the whole Stoughton team, scored, and tied the game up 4-4.
At the end of the second period the score was 6-4 Stoughton.
At the start of the third period Lopez scored again, assisted by Parker.
The third period was a hard fought battle, and at the end with three minutes left senior captain Jess Despres scored which made the score 7-6 Stoughton.
After goalie Hailey Vanaelstyn played a hard fought game she was eventually pulled with 2 minutes left in the game.
Junior Kaylee Hall also had a hard fought game.
Defensemen Jess Despres and freshman Rachel Marinofsky had several rushes and stepped up to the puck.
Everyone had a great game and played their hardest, said the coach.
The Flyers will battle Stoughton High again next week. They are back on the ice Wednesday.
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