By Danielle Achin
Framingham State's women's soccer team took to their home field on Tuesday where they claimed their first victory of the season against Anna Maria; 3-1.
Coming back from the long break due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19, the team started their season off to a rough start, having an overall record of 0-3-1.
Despite their frustration, this kept the women fired up, never slowing down on the field.
“We definitely struggled, but we came in today and we killed it,” junior Abbie Kurtzer said. “We have a young team and I couldn’t be prouder of the way we came out today. The energy was great.”
The Rams were the first on the board when Captain Camryn O’Leary, junior, scored in the 23rd minute of the game leading them 1-0.
Anna Maria quickly tied the score right before half leaving both teams amped to get back on the turf.
“I play off of my team. If the energy is up and going, then that’s how my energy kicks oG,” Kurtzer said.
The Rams came back in the second half, scoring two back-to-back goals in the 71st and 73rd minutes of the game.
Kurtzer added, “Today we completely came together. The energy was fantastic, even when they tied it up. We just kept it up and were able to get those other two goals.”
O’Leary broke the tie, chipping the ball across the defenders with a pass from freshman Calen Frongillo past the keeper for the 2-1 lead, scoring her second goal of the game.
Following this, the Rams scored again after Frongillo completed an assist by freshman Megan Ethler for the final goal of the game.
Moving forward, the women say they plan to keep the winning streak going and technique is going to be the main focus for future practices, Kurtzer said.
Graduate and Captain Jasmine Lees said she already has her eyes set on the MASCAC tournament games and making it to the championship
“I think we can go really far this year, we have a really talented team.
“It was weird coming back after pretty much two years of not playing, but now that I’m getting my touches back and remembering how to move with the game and not just with practice – it’s really exciting to get back on the field,” Lees said.