09:27PM / Wednesday, November 14, 2012
TURNERS FALLS, Mass. -- Despite the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the Franklin Tech boys' soccer team was able to play its home game against McCann Tech on Tuesday. While the Eagles were able to handle Sandy, they were unable to weather the storm brought on by Hornets striker Chad Ramier.
The senior forward netted his third hat trick in a row on Tuesday, helping McCann earn a 4-1 win and finish the regular season with a winning record of 9-8 (4-3 in Tri-County League play). Raimer raised his team-leading goal total to 25 this season, nine of which have come in the past three contests.
While Raimer finished off the victory, it was junior Evan LeMire who got the scoring started for the Hornets in the 26th minute of play. Midfielder Josh Budaj set up LeMire for the first of his two assists on the day before Raimer made it 2-0 less than seven minutes later. McCann went into the locker room up 2-0 at halftime before increasing its lead on Raimer's second goal of the game, a tally set up by sophomore Kevin Dowling in the 54th minute of play.
Franklin got a goal back thanks to an Anthony Chaisson strike in the 63rd minute, but Raimer finished off his hat trick and the game with another tally six minutes later. Sophomore Chris Gajda made two saves in goal for McCann, which next sets its sights on a state voc. semifinal game at Keefe Tech on Wednesday.