On Friday the Women’s Soccer Team fell to Cal State Los Angeles with 3-2 loss, marking their first defeat of the season. Despite the tough loss, the Seawolves still consider this season to be promising and encouraging. Overall, the hard-fought defeat served as an opportunity for the team to improve and look forward to the future.
In regards to the loss, Margi Osmundson a junior on the Women’s Soccer team had reassuring words to say about the defeat.
“It was a tough loss, but every great team experiences some losses throughout the season. We’re looking forward to future games as well as rebounding and improving from Friday’s loss (against Cal State L.A.),” she said.
Osmundson, has been playing on the team for two years. She plays the positions of both midfielder and forward on the Women’s Soccer team. She has been playing soccer both as part of a team and in a club since she was 3 years old.
She credits her initial interest in soccer to her parents. As she grew up, her love for the sport grew with her. She continued to play throughout high school and is now at the collegiate level.
“As a child, my parents wanted to throw me into a sport and the first one was soccer. I loved the sport as a little kid and when I got older I liked it at the competitive level. I continued playing and wanted to continue my career in college,” said Osmundson.
One of her inspirations as a child was Mia Hamm who played on United States Women’s National Soccer team and became the youngest person to do so at the age of 15.
“When I was younger, despite the cliché, Mia Hamm served as my inspiration by being one of the best female athletes of all time. She is definitely someone I have always looked up to,” said Osmundson.
On Sept. 29, the Seawolves beat the UC San Diego Tritons for the first time in the team’s history. This hard-earned win is all thanks to the final goal scored by none other than Osmundson. The Seawolves have an all-time record against San Diego of 1-15-3, so this well deserved win served as an historic moment for the team.
“It was definitely an amazing feeling. It was such an emotional win for the program and being able to contribute to the win feels great,” said Osmundson in regards to the Sept. 29 win.
The Seawolves are back on the field this weekend for two home games against both Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. They will be playing Monterey Bay this Friday at 4 p.m. and S.F. State on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Seawolf Soccer Field.