FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High boys lacrosse team lost to the Timberwolves 10-7 on Thursday night. Walpole High recently changed its mascot.
“Tough loss, we just seemed to run out of bodies at the end,” said head coach AJ Mulvey. “Our defensive midfield group is as good as any but just too banged up from our game against Newton. Both Noah Pearlman and Thomas Chase were battling through minor injuries and Brett Williams and Temi Kayas couldn’t play at all.”
Coach Mulvey said “the defensive midfield unit is the most under appreciated group in lacrosse yet can be the most impactful.”
“Our boys were just gassed at the end and Walpole made some late adjustments that lead to their 5 goal run late in the 4th,” said Mulvey. “I’ll give credit to Coach Jason Andalo. Great coach, and he made some adjustments late that put them over the top.”
“Fortunately, we have 4 days to rest, regroup and get ready for our game against Needham on Tuesday,” said Coach Mulvey.
Boys travel to Needham for a 5:15 p.m. game.
In regards to Walpole, the Flyers got on the scoreboard first when Duane scored at 5:11 assisted by Billy Neiberger.
At 1:41 in the first, Walpole’s Tim Sullivan would answer 1-1.
Duane would find Sean Clark to make it 2-1 with only 25 seconds left in the first quarter.
But Walpole’s Declan Hunter would answer with only 6 seconds left in the quarter to tie it up 2-2.
Darren Palma assisted by Davin Nichols would put the Flyers up 3-2 early in the second quarter.
Then Sean Clark would find Tommy Duane to make 4-2 at 1:42 in the 2nd quarter.
With just under a minute left in the 2nd, Walpole’s Cam Hazel would score to make it 4-3.
Walpole’s Cam Hazel & Nolen Beauregard would both score to make it 5-4 to give Walpole their first lead of the game.
Early in the fourth quarter Darren Palma and Thomas Chase would both score to take the lead back, 6-5.
Walpole would score 5 goals in 3 minutes, Fahey & Beaurgard both with 2 and Pacella to make it 10-6 Walpole with a little over 3 minutes left in the game.
Sean Clark would find Tommy Duane one more time to make it 10-7 with just two minutes left in the game.
Kyle Patriarca had 7 saves in the first half.
Senior Brady Morgan had 6 saves in the second half.