By Liam Gambon
By Sara Senesac
The Rams’ women’s soccer team traveled to Franklin to take on the Dean College Bulldogs Sept. 18.
In the first 24 minutes of the match, the Bulldogs scored twice to take an early advantage.
Neither team scored again until the 70th minute when Dean College potted it’s third and final goal of the game.
Framingham would fail to score a goal in the match despite taking 29 shots with 19 on net.
The team is now 0-4-1 early in the season.
Senior Captain Stephanie Beaumont said, “We have key players who are slowly recovering from their injuries and are now able to get a few minutes on the field, which has helped, but I think once we have everyone back, we will see major changes on the field.”
A significant number of the Rams’ starters have had to sit out of games so far this season, which has contributed to their patchy record.
“I think we’ve had a rough start, especially with a lot of players injured. We are working hard at practice and getting better and better each day,” Beaumont said. “Now all we have to do is implement the work we put into practice into our games and we will start to see a change and start winning.”
Junior Jasmine Lees said, “Not going to lie it started off rough but each practice and game we progress. Even if we aren’t progressing record-wise, we are as a team, and that’s going to be most important as the conference games come up.”
Despite the team’s record, they are averaging a whopping 9.8 shots per game, and they have .653 shots on goal percentage. So, while the team may not be winning games, they certainly are trending in the right direction with all of their consistent shots on goal.
The team, as it is now with all the injuries, is full of starting sophomores and freshmen. Because of this, it is taking time for the team to adjust and begin winning.
Senior Samantha Beninati said, “We are a very young team this year and it took a little while to adjust, to say the least. It has been hard, but we are all working hard and progressing, and our team dynamic is much more positive.
“I think our record does not show who we really are as a team. We are strong and hardworking, and our time will come,” she said.
The Rams’ next chance to grab their first win of the season comes against conference rival Fitchburg.