October 12, 2011
At Hyde School
Hyde School – 0
Providence Country Day School – 2
Playing the best first half of the season, the Hyde Girls Varsity Soccer Team showcased tremendous improvement in its latest contest against SENE opponent Providence Country Day School. Unable to keep the momentum through the entire game, the team can still be proud of an excellent showing.
Right off the opening whistle, the WolfPack looked tougher, more unified, and ready to play. The leadership of Marcy Altobello ’13 and Bryn Nolan ’12 shone through on the field, lifting the Hyde spirit. Altobello controlled the defense with Hannah Peters ’13 playing her best game of the season and Yi Yang ’12 contributing with tremendous effort and support in the backfield. Through the midfield, Molly Giordano ’13 was a tireless source of play generation, sending great through passes for Nolan and supporting both offensively and defensively. With two excellent offensive threats, Hyde could have easily been ahead as the first half came to a close. Ending the half with a scoreless tie, the WolfPack had an excited halftime talk ready to finish the game with the same energy and team work.
Unfortunately, the second half would not play out as well as the first. The Hyde players failed to work together in the same vain as the first 40 minutes of play, giving PCD ample possession time to generate counterattacks. Even with Altobello’s excellent leadership on defense and Nolan’s continued effort offensively, PCD was able to find the back of the net with 20 minutes to play in the game. Hyde tried unsuccessfully to push the offense and negate the scoreboard, but PCD was able to capitalize on Hyde’s offensive push and earned an insurance goal with 4 minutes to play in the game.
With great play evident at times throughout the game, Hyde is more confident than ever in its potential as a team. The WolfPack looks forward to continued improvement and finally capitalizing offensively as the season progresses.