Kents Hill 18
Hyde lady laxers travelled to Kents Hill Wednesday afternoon to face the Huskies for the second time this season. Hopes were high for a successful rematch—the Phoenix were within two the last time the teams met—but Hyde came off the bus flat. Kents Hill was able to put seven up on the scoreboard before Carolyn Moore netted one with ten minutes remaining in the first half. Shannon Ward picked up her third goal of the season just fifteen seconds later after picking up a loose rebound. Laughlynn Bragg scored her first goal of the game with four minutes left in the half after the attack settled the ball calmly for one of the first times all half, but Hyde still remained down by 7 as the halftime buzzer sounded. Caroline Hammond had 9 saves in net in the first half, staying strong despite Hyde’s defensive struggle. The second half saw a better defensive presence for Hyde, as the unit anchored by MengMeng Zhang focused on sliding to ball and playing help defense. The two teams traded goals for the duration of the second half and although Hyde made some positive changes in their game, they were unable get out from the hole they dug for themselves. Laughlynn Bragg scored six more goals during the second half by driving to net; four of those drives directly resulting from Hyde winning the draw or face-off. The possession of the ball after a draw continues to be a key factor in Hyde’s game. Amy Ginsberg finished off Hyde’s scoring in the last three minutes of the game, making the final score 18-10. Hyde is on the road again headed to Hebron Academy Friday afternoon.