SLIDESHOW: Flyers Defeat Knights 6-4

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Flyers were in a battle with the Knights of Catholic Memorial Saturday afternoon, with the Flyers taking victory 6-4 at Phil Read Field.

“Today was a huge day for Framingham lacrosse,” said head coach AJ Mulvey.

Catholic Memorial got an early lead in the game, scoring the first three goals.

“Our boys dug in and battled back,” said Mulvey. ” I am so proud of our team. We played with poise and class.  There were a few intense moments and our boys kept their composure and really represented our school and City well.”

There were seven goals scored in the first quarter.

Down 3-0, Framingham Joey Ferrante’s was the first to to score for the Flyers assisted by Darren Palma.

Two minutes later, Flyer Owen Warren from Tommy Duane cut the lead to one goal. It was 3-2 Knights.

A minute later the Knights increased their lead to 4-2. That was the last goal the Flyers would score, due to stellar defense and outstanding goaltending.

Tommy Duane scored in the final minute of the 1st assisted by Palma. The Flyers got out of the offensive-powered first half down just a goal 4-3.

In the second quarter, the lone goal scored was the Flyers Ferrante who tied up the game 4-4. Mason Moy got the assist.

In the third quarter Palma found Duane and the Flyers took a 5-4 lead.

In the final quarter, Palma found Billy Neiberger who had a nice backhander goal for the final score of the game.

“Our defense and goaltenders have been awesome,” said Mulvey. “We’ve held our three opponents to 4 goals or less and have learned how to stay out of the penalty box. Our team defense is a reflection of our team culture – unselfish and relentless”

Senior Brady Morgan shut out the Knight in the second half with 13 saves.

Morgan had a “few huge saves late and even came out of the net to stop a wide open CM player from scoring,” said Coach Mulvey.

“Kyle Patriarca had 2 saves in the first quarter and had 5 big time saves in the 2nd quarter,” said coach Mulvey.

“Hats off to CM’s face off guy, he was as good as it gets,” said Mulvey. “He won every draw, putting the pressure on us but we handled it well.  Our boys stuck to the plan and executed.”

Next up for the Flyers is a home game Tuesday against Newton North at Phil Read Field. Game starts at 5:15 p.m.

“It’s a lot of fun to be apart of a team that’s all in,” said Mulvey who is in his first-year as head-coach. (There was no season in 2020 due to the pandemic.)

“We will enjoy the win, but excited to get back to work on Monday to prepare for Newton North,” said Mulvey.

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