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Beacons Beaten on the Boards

UMB guard Tony Barros drops career-high 46 points in Beacons win.
UMB guard Tony Barros drops career-high 46 points in Beacons win.

BOSTON, MA – For the second time in a week the Beacons battled to break a tie (a Tuesday 21st game vs. Wentworth ended in a 3-3 tie), this time locked at 1-1 for most of the match, but could not prevent the game winner from Framingham State late in the 3d period at the Clark Athletic Center on November 28th. Despite the heartbreaker it is obvious that this team is more than capable of competing with opponents considered by some to be more skilled based in preseason predictions. First year Head Coach Peter Belisle is excited about the future as he instills in his players the virtues of discipline, simplicity and an intense, aggressive style of play which he sees as the keys to success.

The Framingham State Rams scored first, early in the game, but UMass answered late in the same period on a strong power play effort as freshman defenseman Steve Ebbole and sophomore blueliner James Hall moved the puck to find the open man in freshman forward Drew LaCombe, who was camped out on the right corner ready to dump the puck in the net for his second goal of the year. The Beacons would outshoot the Rams in the first period 14-5, onl to be out shot in a scoreless, penalty plagued second period 9-17, but in a close, hard fought third period UMass came back with a 12-9 shooting differential, only to lose on one big play that led to the game winner for Framingham State to close out the match. UMass missed a final opportunity to save the loss when a shot hit the crossbar in the final minutes. In the end the difference in the game was a lucky goal in the third period and penalties in the second period that put the Beacons on the defensive.

The team hopes to rebound with a slew of December games against non-conference opponents. Come see the boys in blue on their road to redemption on Saturday Dec. 9 at 3pm at the Clark Center Ice rink as they take on Becker College before taking a break to prepare for the 42d Annual Cod Fish Bowl on Dec. 28th and 29th.

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 1st2nd3rdFinalFramingham State College (1-6-0)1012UMass Boston (0-3-1)1001

Scoring -First Period: FSC- Jason Akstin (Ryan Sullivan) 6:58. UMB- Drew LaCombe(James Hall, Steve Ebbole) 16:04 (pp).Second Period: No Scoring.Third Period: FSC- Jonathan Lamken(Stephen Ficaro) 13:48. Saves: UMB- (Ryan Donovan) 29, FSC- (Matthew Trusz) 34Attendance: 172