Belmont High School Girls' Soccer Head Coach Paul Graham wasn't all that pleased with his team's effort in the first regular game of 2012, but it would have to do.
"We'll get better when we start," Graham said in his customary gruff, but lovable, manner.
"Well, we better or it's going to be a rough season," he said with a laugh.
The Marauders season got underway with a workman win over a young Watertown (0-1-0) team, 3-0, at Belmont's Harris Field Thursday, Sept. 6, scoring three goals that were more functional than things of beauty.
Junior Sara Ramsey scored twice in the first half off corners, the first just four minutes into the match followed by another 13 minutes later, while senior Charlotte Alexander's floater eluded the reach of Red Raider goaltender.
Senior Goalie Maria-Alice Menetas – who provides leadership and the talent of being one of the best goaltenders in the Middlesex League Big School Division for a well-balanced team with six seniors, five juniors and nine sophomores – was not tested during tenure along the goalline, being replaced by sophomore Linda Herlihy for the final minutes.