Wednesday’s Game (at Hyde):
Hyde – 0
Falmouth – 4
The girls of Falmouth came to Woodstock on Wednesday to battle the victory-seeking ladies of Hyde School. The game had a varsity caliber feel from the second the clock started. Both team were very intense on the field, while the referees tried to keep control of the game. The Falmouth girls were playing tough and rough, while Hyde refused to go down without a fight. The game was scoreless for over ten minutes until a Falmouth corner kick deflected perfectly into the goal. One goal down, the Wolf Pack continued their fight for victory.
Not too long after the first goal was scored, Falmouth put in another. This allowed the away team to focus less on scoring and more on testing Hyde mentally and physically. At halftime, the Hyde Girls were fired up. With the score of 2-0, it was still anyone’s game. The attitudes were positive because for the first time all season, Hyde Girls Varsity Soccer showed up to play for an entire half. The team showed heart, drive, and stamina for forty minutes.
The first ten minutes of the second half picked up where the first half left off. Then Hyde started to find themselves trapped in their traditional position as Falmouth added some insurance to the score, making it 4-0. With twenty minutes remaining, Hyde was losing steam. The physical play continued. With around eight minutes left in the game, Marcy Altobello took a hit and went to the ground. The Hyde bench sat silently. Although she would be okay, it was not after a nerve-racking wait on the field, a trip to the hospital and suffering from a concussion. Due to the injury, the game ended with eight minutes left on the clock. Looks like Hyde will be missing their anchor of a sweeper for the next few games.
Overall, it was the toughness of the Hyde Girls that impressed the crowd and kept them in the game. It will be that same toughness that will have to lead the team, as Hyde continues to suffer from numerous injuries.