Framingham, Mass.— The Salem State men's ice hockey team held off a late Framingham surge en route to a 3-2 victory in MASCAC action Saturday evening at Loring Arena.
Score: Salem State 3, Framingham State 1
Records:Salem State (3-5-1, 3-3 MASCAC), Framingham State (1-8-1, 0-5-1 MASCAC)
Location: Loring Arena- Framingham, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Halfway through the first the Vikings were able to kill off a 5-on-3 Rams advantage of over ninety seconds to preserve the scoreless game as the two sides skated.
- The Rams got on the board just over a minute into the second period Brendan Williams (Richmond, VA) sent in a one-time pass from Soren Colstrup (Owatonna, MN) to take a 1-0 lead.
- The Vikings answered with two quick scores in the in the middle of the second. First Derek Scoggins (Anchorage, AK) scored with help from Jimmy Currier (Middleton, Mass.) and Parker Wood (Rochester Hills, MI).
- Just under two minutes later Billy Falter (Wilmington, Mass.) took a break out pass from Luca Ragosta (Smithfield, RI) to a breakaway and beat the Rams keeper 1-on-1.
- The Vikings added an insurance goal in the 13thminute of the 3rdwhen Connor Irving (Beverly, Mass.) scored with assists from Wood and Currier.
- The Rams answered under a minute later when Matt Siegel (Syracuse, NY) grabbed a loose puck in the offensive zone and scored to cut the deficit back to one.
- The Rams had a power play in the final five minutes and pulled their goalie in the final moments but the Vikings defense held strong.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- In between the pipes, Sean Cleary (Barnstable, Mass.) made 21 saves in net for the Vikings.
- Greg Harney (East Haven, Conn.) made 25 stops for the Rams.
- The Rams put up 23 shots on goal to the Ravens 28.
- The Vikings will host Conn College on Tuesday December 4th.
- Framingham State will return to action after winter break when they host Western New England on Saturday, January 5th.
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