By Tyler Wahl
Framingham State Athletics wasted no time returning to full form for the 2022-23 MASCAC athletic season.
Along with stellar starts from the football and men’s soccer squads - the volleyball, women’s soccer, and field hockey teams also hit the ground running.
Volleyball convincingly took their first four non-conference matchups of the season without trouble.
The team only lost a total of two sets through their first week of matches and looked poised to stay undefeated until Western New England took them down 3-0 Sept. 8.
The following double-header on Sept. 10 ended in a 3-1 win vs. Husson and a 3-0 loss against UMass Dartmouth.
FSU volleyball currently holds a 5-2 record and is preparing for their upcoming conference match against Westfield Sept. 24.
Rams women’s soccer also kicked off early, but unfortunately have yet to pull out a win because of their tough schedule.
The team is currently on a five game losing streak and is searching for momentum as they start the season. Despite the Rams’ struggles, their defense has largely been solid.
FSU women’s soccer has lost two games by a one-point margin, with the other three all ending with FSU down only a few goals.
If offensive production steps up, the season could have a complete turnaround in their most important game yet. They’ll meet Westfield State for their first conference game of the year Sept. 17 on their home field.
Rams field hockey has also had a remarkably successful early season as they put away Regis in a dominant 7-0 fashion Sept. 6.
They proved it wasn’t a fluke two nights later when they blew out Dean College 9-1 in an away game.
The Rams field hockey team has yet to play on home field this season, and currently holds a 2-2 record on the road.
Those two blowout wins give the team confidence heading into their first conference match of the season at home against Plymouth State Sept. 17.
Framingham State University athletics looks poised for another successful fall season in the MASCAC conference.