Wolfpack GVS in Disappointing Loss to Lincoln

October 27, 2010

At Lincoln School

Hyde School – 1
Lincoln School – 8

On an unseasonably muggy fall afternoon, the Hyde School Girls Varsity Soccer Team was outmatched by the height and speed of Lincoln School at Lincoln’s Faxon Field.  Again facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles with transportation and injuries, the Wolfpack walked off the field wounded and ready to improve.

With a very brief warm-up, Hyde found itself behind just 1:33 into the game when Lincoln lucked upon a rolling loose ball and caught the WolfPack keeper off guard.  Just four minutes later, Hyde would see the deficit increase as Lincoln hit a seam in the defense with a well-placed through ball, which was finished nicely by a Lincoln offensive standout.  The remainder of the half saw even play and great possession from the Hyde midfield, though the WolfPack failed to play with the intensity typical of the team.

As the second half whistle blew, Hyde came out charging with three quick attacks on the Lincoln goal, though none coming to fruition.  Lincoln caught a counter attack and sent their offensive standout on a breakaway, severing the Hyde momentum.  Just ten minutes later, Lincoln capitalized on a cross that was dropped by the Hyde keeper, only to follow it up forty seconds later with another breakaway from its offensive standout player.  With a free kick and two more breakaways in the final seven minutes of play, Lincoln continued to attack the Hyde with its full force.  Though Hyde was clearly defeated on the scoreboard, the WolfPack would not relent in spirit.  That spirit took shape in the outstanding play of Rianna Arellano ’12 who gathered a Bryn Nolan ’12 through ball and placed it flawlessly into the goal to prevent a Lincoln shutout with just over a minute to play in the game.

Though the scoreboard insinuated a lopsided game, Hyde outshot Lincoln 13-12 and saw great teamwork from Becca Katz ’12,Camryn Bindra ’13, and Caitlyn Colley ’11.  Arellano was as superb as ever, with great support and effort from Mari Barnett ‘11.

In a period of stagnancy, the WolfPack will build off the moments of positive play and look to reverse its momentum in the final games of the season, facing a rematch with Falmouth Academy Saturday October 30 at home.