Kents Hill 10
Hyde Lady Laxer’s hosted fellow MAISAD league competitor’s Kents Hill this past Saturday on the turf field. It was a beautiful afternoon and the spirit in the air during warm-ups was different than any game played so far. This feeling of excitement and preparedness showed throughout the game as the lady laxer’s truly competed for the first time this season. Kents Hill posted four goals in the first ten minutes of play while Hyde was still a little heavy on their feet, but senior Cat Vidal-Bouret opened up the scoring for Hyde with about twelve minutes left in the half. Hyde scored three more before the half time buzzer sounded, and only allowed one more Kents Hill goal, making the half time score 5-4. The second half started and Hyde came out hungry, scoring two goals before Kents Hill could find the net again. Hyde found themselves up by a goal for the first time all season, but fell by one again after two Kents Hill goals. With six minutes remaining in the game, Hyde was able to tie the game up again with a goal from Vidal-Bouret, her third of the game. The final minutes got the best of Hyde as Kents Hill scored and went into a stall. The game unfortunately finished with Kents Hill up by two, but Hyde walked off the field with their heads held high. Hustle and heart was seen throughout the field. The defensive unit showed a renewed vigor. Amy Ginsberg secured 4 draw controls for Hyde, Carolyn Moore swooped up 9 ground balls as well as scored one goal, Laughlynn Bragg netted three, Caroline Hammond had a game high of 14 saves in net, Courtney Mulherin showed her veteran skills on the attacking end, and Vidal-Bouret proved to be a force to be reckoned with all over the field. The team worked hard and worked together, and hopefully this game fuels them to work harder and want more. The ladies are gearing up to play Hyde-Woodstock this Saturday as part of family weekend.
The Hyde Lady Phoenix Laxer’s hit the road last Wednesday to face Exeter’s squad at their home base in New Hampshire. Exeter traditionally has a strong lacrosse program, and the lady phoenix lasers struggled to find their off the bus. The game started with two quick goals by Exeter in the first minute if play. Laughlynn Bragg scored her first tf two goals just a few minutes into the game, but as tie passed, Exeter proved their skill. The half-time score was 12-2, with the second Hyde goal scored by Carolyn Moore, and the game finished with a score of 19-3. The game showed that defense will have to be a focus during the upcoming week in practice.