BY JASON POMBO // Oct. 5, 2017 //
The Curry College women’s soccer team tied in double overtime, against non-conference opponent Framingham State on Wednesday with impressive performances from two sophomore goalkeepers.
The Colonels headed into the game coming off of a 5-0 defeat by conference opponent Gordon College. Curry knew they had to start the game off with quick and efficient offense. Freshman forward Tayla Randall put the Colonels up with a goal four minutes into the first half. It was the lone goal for both sides going into halftime. Curry outshot the Rams 5-3 in the first half.
Framingham State came out for the second half on fire, determined to even up the score. The Rams tied up the score in the 67th minutes when junior midfielder Kayla Almstrom knotted the game with an unassisted goal.
With about 11 minutes in regulation, Colonels head coach Jason Tassinari made a pivotal and surprising substitution. Sophomore Haley Rice entered the game in net as she replaced sophomore Kristen Buzzotta who had only allowed one goal in the game.
Regulation ended, and the game was still locked at one apiece. The Colonels dominated the two overtime periods, but were not able to capitalize on their opportunities. Curry outshot Framingham State 6-1 in the two overtime periods. The game ended in a draw which did not please Tassinari.
“We didn’t beat an inferior team… we felt we were the better team, we gave one away,”
Tassinari said. He was very displeased about his team only scoring 1 goal against this
Framingham State team. Tassinari added, “They scored a soft goal on us, that was certainly preventable.”
The tie moved the Colonels to a 7-3-3 regular season record while the Framingham State Rams moved to 2-7-1.
The Colonels return to action on Saturday, Oct. 7, as they take on conference rival Endicott College. The game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start at Walter M. Katz Field.
The game on Saturday will be in conjunction with Olivia Strong and Strong 4 Abby Night.