FRAMINGHAM – With an 11-9 win over the Timberwolves of Walpole High today, June 15, the Framingham High boys lacrosse team is MIAA playoff-bound.
“This puts us at 7-6 as we prepare for our first MIAA playoff game in 6 years.,” said first year head coach AJ Mulvey.
The Flyers finished 6-6 in the Bay State Conference.
“We will enjoy the win and are excited to get back to work tomorrow as we prepare for the playoffs,” said the coach.
“This is a huge win for our program,” said Mulvey. “Walpole is a very good team. They are tough and well-coached. Our team kept grinding and everything clicked for us in the 4th.”
Brady Morgan had a huge first half with 5 big saves in the first quarter and 3 saves in the second quarter, said the head coach.
“Brady had a few huge saves early on that got our whole team fired up,” said Mulvey.
“Walpole is a great team. We knew it would be a tight game and come down to possessions. Joey Ferrante did a great job on face offs, with great wing play from Thomas Chase, Connor Flynn, John Yerardi and Mason Moy,” said Mulvey.
After the first quarter it was 1-0 Walpole, and at the half it was 5-4 Walpole.
Kyle Patriarca had 1 save in the third as goalie, and 3 big saves in the final quarter, said Mulvey.
The Flyers were down 7-6, after three quarters.
“Kyle had some huge outlet passes on our clear to help generate some transition offense,” said Mulvey.
“Walpole scores early in the 4th to make it 8-6. And then we would go on a 5 goal run – Duane assisted by Ferrante , Clark assisted by Neiberger, Clark assisted by Palma, then Palma scored an unassisted goal, and then Clark assisted by Palma again to make it 11-8,” said Mulvey.
Walpole would score a goal at the buzzer to make it 11-9.
Clark had 4 goals & 2 assists
Palma had 3 goals & 2 assists
Duane had 3 goals & 1 assist
Ferrante had 1 goal & 1 assist
Neiberger had 2 assists
“Our entire defense was awesome. Jared Shimelman, PJ Farese, Mason Moy and Connor Flynn played lights out team defense. And our defensive midfield unit also had a huge game – Thomas Chase, Noah Pearlman, John Yerardi and Brett Williams. We made adjustments from last game (against Walpole) and our defensive midfield unit responded,” said Coach Mulvey.