Boys Varsity Soccer vs. STM Ends in Disappointing Tie

October 7, 2010

Hyde School, Woodstock – 1

St. Thomas More – 1

This past Thursday, the boys varsity soccer team took on St. Thomas More’s team for the second time in two weeks.  It was a pitched battle as many games have been as of late.  Hyde possessed the ball well and attacked space evenly and with tenacity.  In the center, Dan Weintraub ’12 and Matan Peltier ’11 possessed and directed the ball up field in an effort to put the ball on net.  Forwards Nate Chesley ’12 and Richard Schuller ’12 tried to receive the ball numerous times in traffic but were unable to find the net.  The first half found the Wolfpack possessing and attacking for the majority of time, just without getting the results hoped for.  STM’s counterattack on transition put keeper Brian Sanz ’11 to the test on only a few occasions reminding the Wolfpack of the previous loss in late September.   Going into the half, the score was 0-0.

In the second half, the defense struggled to counter St. Thomas’ long throw-ins and ultimately this is what put STM on the board.  On a quick throw-in and working the side effectively, St. Thomas’ forward collected the ball and slipped through for a shot past keeper Sanz. Immediately following the kick-off, Peltier was a possessed man.  Receiving the ball 30 seconds later via throw-in, Matan threaded the end line and shot near post to slip the ball past the Saint’s keeper.  The Wolfpack was not out however, and made numerous attempts to finish the ball.  Graham Davidson ’13 worked the middle field at the stopper position and repeatedly put the ball back in play whenever STM attacked.  Ethan Thoms ’12 mirrored Graham’s effort at sweeper providing solid coverage throughout.  The remainder of the game was fought in desperation as each team tried to top the other.  The match ended 1-1.

Hyde meets Falmouth Academy next Wednesday for what is likely to be an excellent match-up.  The team records stands at 2-4-2.

Runner-Up Man of the Match – Graham Davidson ‘13

Man of the Match – Brian Sanz ‘11