It had been too long since the Falmouth Academy girls’ soccer team had last scored a goal. In fact, the Mariners had not put a ball in an opponent’s net since the end of last season, a full 11 months ago.
Finally, on Mariner Day—a celebration of Falmouth Academy athletics—they were able to conclude that run of troublesome production. Senior Ainsley Ramsey punched in two goals in the first half against Sturgis East to help lead FA to its first win of the season behind its first two goals.
“It was a long time coming,” said Head Coach Ben Parsons following his team’s victory.
Parsons moved Ramsey off the back line for the Mariners (1-7) to start the game and put her into the midfield in an effort to jump start and offense that had struggled mightily. The move worked excellently, with Ramsey catching fire for two goals midway through the first half to put her team ahead.
“We were looking for something to get us going. We’d really been sputtering on offense,” Parsons said.
The game was the second this year for FA against Sturgis East. The Storm had won the first one convincingly, taking a 4-0 decision on their pitch. “Just to see the transformation was unbelievable,” Parsons said. “I think a lot of the players that were new to the sport at the beginning of the season have really progressed.”
Goalie Piper Augut was strong in the net, making a number of big saves in the game for FA.