GVS Week in Review

September 20 – 27

Hyde – 2
Hebron – 2

Hyde opened its MAISAD play on the new turf field against Hebron Academy this past Wednesday.  It was a highly anticipated game following the team’s battle for the championship the previous fall.  The Phoenix came out strong and dominated control of the game during the first half.  Cat Bouret ’10 carried the ball several times to the goal line but couldn’t find a connection in front of the net.  Facing the sun and wind and a spirited opponent, Hebron was only able to cross mid-field a handful of times.  Senior keeper Mali Perry  ’10 confidently handled the few shots they managed to fire.  After 40 minutes the score was even at zero.  Both teams returned to the field ready to play and Hebron began to mount the pressure, outshooting Hyde and more than doubling their corner kick opportunities during the second half.  Early in the period, Hebron gained an indirect kick from eight yards out and was able to sneak it past the Phoenix.  Determined, the Hyde team dug in and answered five minutes later as Cat Bouret ’10 netted an unassisted goal that was the result of pure will.  The game was not tied for long when the visitors finally connected on a corner kick and slid the ball just inside the front post.  Again, Hyde answered quickly when mid-fielder Sage Harris ’10 carried the ball through the defense and teed up a great shot on goal.  With seven minutes left to play both teams rallied hard to win; Mali Perry ’10 preserved the tie with several big saves, including one break away.

October 2, 2010

Hyde – 0
Gould Academy – 7

After an exciting MAISAD opener against Hebron, the Hyde team boarded the bus to Bethel, winding their way through beautiful fall foliage to face Gould Academy.  Unfortunately the team did not bring the same fire they had the previous Wednesday.  Despite a strong effort from Jane Miller ’10 and sweeper Alyssa Thomas ‘10, Hyde was unable to stop Gould’s offense and went down early.  The team struggled to organize and found it difficult to cross mid-field.  Emilie Rose ’10 worked very hard on the outside of the field, trying to sneak through the Gould defense.  Senior forward Rachel de Molina ’10 played great positional offense but didn’t assemble many opportunities to score.  After a tough half, the score was Gould 4, Hyde 0.  Trying to find motivation, the team took the field but let Gould score early and quickly found themselves down by three more goals.  The potential shutout killer came mid-way through the half when Hyde received a direct kick from 25 yards out.  Sage Harris ’10 struck the ball which deflected off the cross bar and was cleared by the defense.  Despite the score it was another outstanding game from senior keeper Mali Perry ’10.  Hyde hits the road again this Wednesday to face CVA.