Hyde School: 3
The wolfpack of Hyde School met with Williams today, a neutral affair played at Pomfret School right down the road from the Woodstock Campus. On five days’ rest, the Hyde varsity soccer team was itching to be tested against Williams, traditionally a strong side sitting right behind Hyde School in third place in current SENE standings. On a four game win streak, the wolf pack came out roaring, getting in behind the Williams defense countless times in the first few minutes of the game. It took only eight minutes for Sean Kokdil to slip a well weighted through ball in front of forward Will Davis. Davis, holding off the last defender, dribbled into the box and took a strong strike with his trusted left foot. With the ball in the back of the net, and the Williams side stunned by the strength of their adversaries, the boys knew more goals were to come.
Ten minutes later, Felipe Azevedo beat his defender on the left side and slipped a ball across the goal, passing an outstretched Williams goalkeeper. Davis again was on the receiving end and tapped in a sitter to put the blue and yellow up by two. At the half, with a two goal lead and no activity for Hyde goalkeeper Griffin Davidson, the boys were vocal about putting their SENE opponents away. Although the score may indicate a close game, Hyde School shelled the Williams defense relentlessly and could have won by six or seven goals. The third goal came from another cross by Felipe Azevedo, this time Daniel Weintraub was the recipient as he thumped a right footed blast from point blank range. Leading goal scorer for the season Alvaro Gonzalez haunted the Williams defense all game, nearly scoring multiple times and setting up his teammates throughout the game to no avail. With the game at hand Williams drew a foul in the box that resulted in a penalty kick to pull them back one goal but the result was in the bag and Hyde School is now on a five game win streak. The team plays next on October 14th, 2011 against Putnam Science at home. The Fall Family Weekend game is anticipating a large home crowd that will be eager to watch the boys stretch their win streak and continue to battle for top place in the SENE standings.