0/13: Hyde Boys JV Soccer @ Dexter: 0-1 Loss (2-6-2 WIN-LOSS-TIE)
Boys JV soccer played Dexter Saturday afternoon, enjoying sunny skies and slightly warmer weather. Coming off our game the previous afternoon and a long day of travel, Hyde started the game a bit slow, struggling to maintain possession against Dexter’s attack. Leo Cao ’14 did a great job providing support at center defense and clearing the ball to the outside. Despite being down 0-1 at the start of the first half, the team picked up energy and dominated the second half with its offense. Jeremy Gu ’15 had another strong game at striker, taking advantage of shots on goal. Aaron Cao ’16 played well at outside defense, lending assistance to Clement Hong ’16 and Leo Wang ’15 on the right side. Hyde demonstrated tremendous determination in the final 15 minutes of the game – Kevin Ding ’13 and Richard Tang ’15, especially, kept the pressure on Dexter’s defense –though, despite some shots on goal, Hyde was unable to even out the score.
10/12: Hyde Boys JV Soccer @ Hyde Bath: 2-0 Win (2-5-2 WIN-LOSS-TIE)
BoysJV soccer won its second game of the season Friday against Hyde Bath. Despite the chilly conditions, the team maintained its energy throughout both halves and played one of the best games of the season so far. Having worked throughout the week on passing, the team showed significant improvement in talking to one another and utilizing open space. Kevin Ding ’13 scored the first goal of the game off a strong offensive push. Jeremy Gu ’15 stepped into the striker position and showed tremendous speed and determination, giving Hyde another goal early in the second half. Nick Davis ’13 made some great saves in goal and Justin Ashkin ‘14, again demonstrating solid ball control and agility, helped anchor Hyde’s defense. Jack Yan ’13 and Tony Shao ’13 consistently cleared the ball up the field to the well-positioned offense. Lucas Richards ’14, Steven Chen ’14, and Mike Yao ’15 all played well in the second half, helping the team maintain possession and steal the ball from Bath’s offense.