October 13, 2010
At Falmouth Academy
Hyde School – 1
Falmouth Academy – 2
With all possible transportation obstacles in place, the Hyde School Girls Varsity Soccer Team unloaded the bus after trekking to Falmouth, MA to take on SENE opponent Falmouth Academy. After an eight minute warm-up, the WolfPack took the field wanting to fight, but not quite ready when the game’s initial whistle blew.
Just over one minute into the game, the Falmouth offense came storming down the field, earning a corner kick. With a well-placed kick, the Hyde defense was unable to fully clear the ball, resulting in Falmouth finding a rebound and drilling the ball to the near post past the Hyde keeper. The first half saw many such threats, but the outstanding defense of Becca Katz ’12 prevented most from penetrating the goal. While Falmouth did possess the ball well and formulate attacks, the bulk of their play was contained to outside the WolfPack’s 18-yard box. However, with 20 minutes left in the first half, one of the shots from outside the box bounced off the hands of the Hyde keeper, sneaking into the WolfPack net, giving Falmouth a two goal advantage. Just one minute later, Hyde earned a penalty kick from their great counter attack. Unfortunately, the shot was placed straight to the Falmouth keeper, seemingly maintaining the poor luck for the Hyde players. As the first half clock wound down, the tremendous effort and extraordinary talent of Rianna Arellano ’12 finally paid off as she drove the ball from the top of the 18 to the far post to get Hyde on the scoreboard with just one minute left to play in the half.
Able to breath at half time, the WolfPack regrouped and sorted out the frantic efforts that resulted from the speedy warm-up and long bus ride. Subsequently, the team played very well for the last 40 minutes of play. From the opening kickoff of the second half, Hyde fired shot after shot that soared just high or drilled into the crossbar. Arellano maintained the pace of play, always there to support offensively or defensively, with Bryn Nolan ’12 and Mari Barnett ’11 helping to elevate the level of play. With Katz as the commander, Camryn Bindra ’13 played her best half of the season and Caitlyn Colley ’11 was steady as ever on defense, keeping Falmouth to one shot on goal in the second half. Although Hyde stepped up the level of play, increased time of possession, and outshot Falmouth, the slow start to the game proved fatal for the team as time ran out and the second half remained scoreless.
The WolfPack is determined to start another winning streak this Saturday, October 16, as the team ventures to Bath, ME to take on its sister Hyde School.