By Adam Levine
The Framingham State Rams lost to the Suffolk University Rams in three straight sets Sept. 28.
Framingham’s loss ended their incredible 10-game win streak that started Sept. 9.
Framingham now holds an overall record of 11-3 and a MASCAC record of 1-0.
Framingham’s Anna Szymanski said the season “started out not slow, but just young.
“It took a while to mesh together and learn new things, especially with a lot of young people coming in.
“I think as the season has progressed, we've gotten a lot better and I think tonight was a tough match, but we played well,” she added.
Framingham’s Hailey Sanders said, “We don't have that chemistry quite yet, but we're getting it slowly but surely.”
Framingham’s Anneli DiVirgilio earned MASCAC Defensive Player of the Week and Natalie Reynolds earned MASCAC Rookie of the Week on Sept. 24.
Both DiVirgilio and Reynolds are freshmen.
DiVirgilio said, “There's a lot of things I still need to improve on, but I'm really doing my best to help the team in any way I can.
“I think we're all working together nicely,” she added.
Reynolds earned Rookie of the Week three out of the four weeks this season. She said, “I get out on the court and I have so much fun.
“I could not do anything that I do out there without the rest of the team.
“I'm trying my hardest - improving on stuff that I still need to improve on,” she added.
With just one MASCAC matchup completed, the Rams have six more MASCAC games before the regular season ends Nov. 4.
Szymanski said the team matches up well in the MASCAC. “We're playing teams like this that are really good and better than us to push us to be better so that when we are matched up in the MASCAC, we have a good chance of winning.”
Framingham travels to Keene State for two nonconference matchups against Keene and Eastern Connecticut State Sept. 30.
Sanders said, “Definitely eager after this game especially.”
Szymanski said, “Two really, really good teams this weekend.
“I think it'll be good to play our hearts out and get better,” she added.