St. Mary's Seamus Foley looks for an open teammate as Williams' Nicholas Recupero skates up to block him. (Spenser Hasak)

St. Mary’s boys hockey falls short in tournament thriller against Belmont

WOBURN -- The St. Mary’s boys hockey team had all the necessary elements to pull away with a victory over Belmont in Saturday’s Division 1 North quarterfinal at O’Brien Rink. 

The Spartans’ offense created quality chances from start to finish, the defense kept Belmont’s offense at bay and goalie Sal Caruso made crucial saves to keep his team in it. 

But the goal No. 5 St. Mary’s needed was never scored, as the No. 4 Marauders snatched a 1-0 overtime victory on Ben Fici’s game-winning tally less than two minutes into the extra period. 

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