The Framingham State Rams Women’s Soccer team took on the Bridgewater State Bears in the first round of the MASCAC playoffs Nov. 5.
The Rams came into the matchup as the fifth seed, with Bridgewater holding the fourth.
Framingham jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 24th minute when Casey Good scored on a two-on-one chance. Kaleigh Pallotta assisted on the goal.
From there, the wheels came off.
Bridgewater tied the game in the 31st minute and went on to score three more goals in the second half to secure the 4-1 tournament win.
The Rams were outshot 32-8 in the match, and Good accounted for the team’s only three shots on net.
With the loss, it means the end of a few collegiate careers – one being Senior Captain Stephanie Beaumont.
“Playing in my final collegiate soccer game was very emotional,” Beaumont said. “I gave it my all and left it all out on the field. I still can’t believe it’s all over.”
She added, “I am going to miss everything. My teammates are what I am going to miss most.
“Not everyone gets along with their teammates, but my teammates are my family and I will be here for them forever – soccer or no soccer. I found my best friends through this team.”
Along with Beaumont, five other seniors played their last collegiate game, including the team’s remaining captains, Erin Angelillo and Caitlyn Our.
“I hope next year the new captains can take this team and grow even further. This season was a year of regrowth, and next year, they are going to kill it,” Beaumont said.
“Although this season may have not gone the way we had hoped, next season, I truly believe there will be major improvements. We have so much love and passion for the game. The only way to go is up.”