FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High boys lacrosse team defeated the Wildcats of Weymouth High 8-5 at Phil Read Field on a steamy Monday afternoon at Phil Read Field.
The Win means the Flyers finish the regular season at 5-5 overall and will play in the in the Bay State Conference tournament on Tuesday, June 8. The Flyers will travel to Memorial Field in Needham for a game against the Rockets at 3:45 p.m. The Rockets finished #1 in the Herget League. The Flyers finished 4th in the Carey league.
The victory over the Wildcats also game on seniors day.
“it was awesome to see our seniors stepped up to pull off the win over Weymouth,” said first-year Flyers head coach AJ Mulvey.
“Brady Morgan had 8 saves, 2 in the first quarter and 6 huge saves in the 2nd quarter to keep our team alive,” said Mulvey. “There is nothing like the emotional surge a great save can bring your bench.”
Joey Ferrante scored first from an assist from senior captain Darren Palma.
Senior Vinny Yerardi made a great individual effort scoring an unassisted goal to put us up 2-0.
Weymouth scored with 2 minutes left in the first – 2-1 going into the second quarter.
Weymouth went on a late 2nd quarter run scoring 3 goals to make it 4-2.
“With less than 2 minutes in the 2nd quarter, we scored 2 quick goals to tie it up, 4-4. Joey Ferrante would score a goal assisted by Billy Neiberger with 1:40 to go in the first half. Followed by an incredible diving goal by Sean Clark with 11 seconds left in the half to tie it up,” said Mulvey.
Early in the third quarter Weymouth scored again to go up 5-4.
“From there senior captain Sean Clark took over scoring 3 straight goals to make it 7-5. Then senior captain Darren Palma would top us off with one more goal to make it 8-5,” said Mulvey.
“Junior Kyle Patriarca had 9 saves, 4 in the 3rd and 5 in the fourth quarter,” said Mulvey.
“Both Brady and Kyle were lights out today – couldn’t have asked for more out of our goaltending,” said Mulvey.
“All of our seniors: Brady Morgan, Jared Shimelman, Sean Clark, Darren Palma, Vinny Yerardi, Connor Flynn, Thomas Chase, Brett Wiliams, Temi Kayas, Pete Sinesi, Nick Tessitore, and Adi Patel all made their own unique contributions to our team’s success. I am so proud of our seniors for leaving behind a legacy of relentless effort and a never-give-up attitude,” said Mulvey.
“It is hard to talk about today’s game without singling out senior captain Sean Clark, who is becoming our clutch shooter when we find ourselves needing a spark on offense. Clark netted 4 goals himself, to tie up the game twice and then to put us over the top by two before Palma added an insurance goal. Plus Clark also had 5 big ground balls,” said Mulvey. “Clark simply put, was awesome. His energy is contagious and gets our whole team going. There is no doubt our victory today came off the back of Clark’s relentless effort.”
The Flyers with a 5-5 record are eligible for the MIAA state tournament.
Before the MIAA tournament, the Flyers will compete in the Bay State Conference tournament.
Live Stream Link for the Needham game: https://bbiglive.com/events/134-framingham-vs-needham-2021-06-08?token=hmoKWjrFhHRzwn4LJ2wqYZse