Weekly Sports Update

Kevin Holmes scored against Plymouth State. (Photo by Fitchburg Falcons)

By Dan Adorn
Hey Sports fans it’s Tuesday and it’s time to wrap up this past weeks sports, so lets get to it!
Local Sports:
Falcons football visited Plymouth State to play in their last football game of the season. Coming in at 5-4 on the season, they wanted to be able to end the season on a high note. They did just that, winning the game 33-22. Quarterback Garrett Dellechiaie completed 22-of-27 passes, throwing for 285 yards and 5 touchdowns. Phillip Sainte-Juste caught 2 of Dellechiaie passes for touchdowns. It was also a big day for Phillip Sainte-Juste because he broke the school’s record for career touchdown receptions (19), he surpassed the mark of 17 set by former receiver Carlos De La Rosa in 2007.
This was an astonishing achievement that will mark his career forever here as a Fitchburg Falcon. Shane McCloskey caught a 26 yard touchdown pass. Devin Summiel caught a 32 yard pass to set up the scoring chance. Trayvon Neal caught a 23 yard touchdown pass. Kihliefa Best had 69 running yards and Devin Summiel led with a 149 receiving yards. The Falcons finished the season 6-4. Good job this season Falcons. We all look forward to next year.
Falcons mens soccer took on Amherst college at St. Lawrence in Canton N.Y, for the first round of the NCAA division 3 championship. The Falcons unfortunately were unable to advance to the next round and were shutout by Amherst losing by a score of 2-0. I recently sat down with Goalie Aidan Hanratty and he told me that going into the season being predicted to finish last, they wanted to finish with a winning season, 3rd or better, and win MASCAC.
The team used all of these goals as motivation to help drive them this far. Falcons had a great season and showed the other teams, and the league that they are here to play and are willing to face any challenges thrown at them, head on. Great season men, can’t wait to see the what happens next season.
Falcons Hockey has been having a bit of a rough start to the season so far. They are currently 0-3-2. On Nov. 13, they faced Plymouth State at home and that game ended in a tie 3-3. Goals were scored by Kevin Holmes, Max Lorenzen, and Ryan Connolly. Three unanswered goals were scored by Plymouth state in the 2nd and 3rd periods. On Nov. 15, they faced Worcester State at Worcester and were unfortunately beat 4-2. Goals were scored by Ryan Connolly (2) and Cameron Snyder (3). The Falcons this week will face Westfield State on Thursday Nov. 20 at 7 pm at home.
Mens basketball played in the RWU Courtyard Marriott Tournament this past weekend and faced Suffolk and Roger Williams and beat them both with scores of 86-61 and 69-44. They open up the season this Tuesday against Clark at Clark University. Good luck with the start of your season!
Women’s basketball opens up the season Tuesday Nov. 18 at Clark University. Good luck on the start of your season!
Professional Sports:
Celtics are currently 3-6. They recently hosted the Thunder on Nov. 12, the Cavaliers on Nov. 14, and the Suns on Nov. 17. All three games resulted in losses for the Celtics 109-94 against the Thunder, 122-121 against the Cavaliers, and 118-114 against the suns. The Celtics this week will face the 76ers on Nov. 19 and the Grizzlies on Nov. 21 and both will be on the road. On Nov 23 they will host the Trail Blazers.
Bruins recently played the Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Hurricanes. For the Maple Leafs and Canadiens, those were both road games and they were tough games for the Bruins. The Bruins lost both of those games, 6-1 and 5-1. Bruins are now 11-8 on the season and are 3rd in the atlantic division. Bruins faced the Hurricanes on Nov. 15 at the garden and won that game 2-1. Seth Griffith scored his 5th goal of the season and has been on fire lately. The Bruins now face the Blues, Blue Jackets, Canadians, and Penguins all in the next week.
The Patriots faced the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Nov 16 in Indiana for a 8:30 pm kickoff. Jonas Gray was on top of his game today, scoring 4 touchdowns and 199 rushing yards. Rob Gronkowski had an insane touchdown catch in the 4th quarter for a 26 yard touchdown pass. Patriots won the game 43-20, they now move on to host the Detroit Lions on Sunday Nov. 23 for a 1:00 pm kickoff.