FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High boys lacrosse team defeated the Tigers of Newton North High 8-5.
Billy Neiberger with four goals and an assist led the Flyers, said Head Coach AJ Mulvey.
Framingham was ranked 27th and the Tigers 24th at the start of the game.
“We played awesome team lacrosse. We had a few lapses at times but were able to pull it together and pull off the win. Billy had a heck of a day with 4 goals and 1 assist, but it all stems from the great ball movement from him and his teammates. When we keep the ball moving, great things happen for us offensively,” said Mulvey.
“Our defense was extremely disciplined yet played tough physical defense. We only had two penalties,” said Coach Mulvey.
Kyle Patriarca had 9 saves in goal for the Flyers.
Shea Callahan won 9 out of 13 face offs and had an assist from a fast break he initiated from the fast-off X, said Coach Mulvey.
“Great overall team effort,” said Coach Mulvey. “Our team is starting to click and it could be perfect timing as we make our last push to clinch a playoff seed.”
“We shift our focus to prepare for Needham team this Tuesday. Needham is ranked #8 in the MIAA,” said Mulvey.
Senior day will take place on Thursday, May 26 at Phil Read Field at 3:45 p.m. as the Flyers host Milton in their last regular game of the season.
The Flyers are hopefully to make the playoffs as the top 32 teams in the MIAA will qualify.
Newton North got on the scoreboard first with 9:30 left in the first.
Neiberger would score back-to-back goals assisted by Brendan Peck and Noah Pearlman respectively to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead with 7:23 left in the first.
Neibergerwould score again assisted by Tim Sullivan with 55 seconds left in the 1st quarter to make it 3-1 at the end of the first quarter.
Newton scored early in the 2nd quarter to make it 3-2.
Sullivan would find Neiberger again with 7:40 left in the 2nd quarter to make it 4-2 Flyers.
Joe Ferrante scored on a fast break assist from defenseman Mitch Goldberg to make it 5-2 with 6:29 left in the second. Then Henry Goldberg would score, assisted by Ferrante to make it 6-2 Flyers.
Newton North rallied two quick goals in the final two minutes of the 2nd to make it 6-4 Flyers at the half.
With 9:42 left in the 3rd quarter, Newton North would score again to make it 6-5 Flyers.
Brendan Treacy scored a diving back-handed goal to make it 7-5 with 4:10 left in the 3rd. Henry Goldberg would score, assisted by Neiberger with 37 seconds left in the 3rd to make it 8-5 Flyers.
The Flyers’ defense was able to hold off the Tigers on several key possessions to get the upset win 8-5.
Tim Sullivan had 2 assists.
Brendan Treacy had a goal.
Henry Goldberg had 2 goals.
Joe Ferrante had a goal and an assist.