September 29, 2010
At Providence Country Day School
Hyde School – 2
Providence Country Day School – 4
After a slow start, the Hyde Girls Varsity Soccer Team rallied to generate a competitive game today at Providence Country Day School. Though falling short on the scoreboard, the team showed its potential to dominate play and control the flow of a game.
Once again sluggishly starting a game, Hyde fell behind less than three minutes into play as PCD found an early shot and rebound. With a negative beginning, the WolfPack failed to find its stride in the first half of play, as evidenced by the 7-4 shot advantage to PCD after the first forty minutes of play.
The second half told a different tale, though still not as favorable as the WolfPack would have liked. From the half’s opening whistle, it was clear the Hyde players were finally ready to play. Just 1:20 into the half, the WolfPack earned a free kick about forty yards out from the goal. Midfield standout Rianna Arellano ’12 sent a beautiful through ball, which Bryn Nolan ’12 collected and finessed past the goalie to tie the score and give Hyde some much needed momentum. Such impetus continued as Nolan moved the ball through the midfield, attacking the goal. Dishing the ball to Hope Eldridge ’11, Nolan was able to capitalize on Eldridge’s rebound to give Hyde the lead with 35:24 remaining in the game. Hyde controlled play with the valiant effort of Mari Barnett ’11 in the midfield and Becca Katz ’12, Caitlyn Colley ’11, andCamryn Bindra ’13 on defense. Unfortunately, PCD was able to generate a few offensive plays and took advantage of each, sneaking three shots into the Hyde net with 26:12, 17:25, and 9:08 remaining in the game, even with much improved defensive play from the WolfPack. Hyde held a 9-3 shot advantage in the second half, but could not find the back of the net enough to gain the win on the scoreboard.
The WolfPack benefitted greatly from the return of injured Katz and Arellano, as well as the all-around intensity from Nolan and Barnett. Using this momentum, Hyde hopes to even the team’s record Friday October 1 at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI.