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Erika Nelson, soccer squad look for consistency

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By Ian Kea

George Dilboy Memorial Stadium, the home of the women’s soccer team, is dormant no more as the girls of fall are back at it.

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk Athletics)

After a competitive showing in the GNAC conference tournament last year in which they finished second in the conference, the Lady Rams are seeking this season to win it all. So far in the 2014 season, the Suffolk women’s soccer squad has gained momentum with a recent conference win over Norwich, however that is not enough going forward according to freshman forward Erika Nelson.

“In order to keep a winning constancy we really need to keep our composure and patience in the upcoming games,” said Nelson. “Playing together as a team is a key component, along with going into each game with a winning attitude. We’ve been playing great so far, but now that we’re getting deeper into the conference games it’s time for us to really step it up and show what we’re made of.”

After playing the Jumbos on Tuesday, the Lady Rams will play nine straight conference opponents and none is more important than Lasell, the same team that defeated the Rams in the GNAC finals a year ago.

“It’s going to be a good game when we play them, and a fight to the finish” said Nelson.

With a top-five conference leader in assists in freshman forward Jennifer Martin, the Lady Rams have great opportunities to capitalize on the upcoming conference schedule.

“Her speed and foot skills are a great advantage for not only her, but our team as a whole,” said Nelson. “Being able to beat players one on one down the sideline and get a cross off is huge in order to produce scoring opportunities.”

With new players to compliment an already talented squad, the Suffolk women’s soccer program has the tools to win it all.

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