Hyde – 7
Exeter – 8
Hyde Girls lacrosse team headed to New Hampshire to face Phillips Exeter Academy on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Carolyn Moore started off the scoring after receiving a feed from Jill Tolman a minute into play. Hyde’s goal was followed quickly by two Exeter goals, but Hyde was not going to give up that easily and instead, the defensive unit led by Tia Bauer-Hummel, Chloe Blaylock, and Claire Yin tightened up. Erika Corley scored next off of a pass from Moore to tie the game, but soon Exeter got another. Tolman found the net next from a free position shot to tie the game again, but Exeter responded with two more. Olivia Griffing drove to the net and slid one past the goalie in the upper right corner and Susanna McManus scored the last goal of the half off of free position shot to bring the game to a 5-5 tie at the half.
The first half was a hard fight, with some great hustle, especially by Julia Jackson and Sonya Kobayashi. At the break, Hyde refocused with defensive techniques and attacking plays to prepare themselves for the second half. McManus started the scoring from another free position shot to put Hyde up by one, but Exeter made two quick drives in the next couple minutes to put themselves up by one. No scoring happened for almost fifteen minutes as the two teams battled for possession. Goalie, Caroline Hammond, made some key saves during this time adding to her game high of fifteen saves for the day. With seven minutes left in the game Corley found Moore, who quick-sticked to the back of the net, and the score was tied once more. Exeter’s eighth goal came from a free position shot after Hyde was called for shooting space trying to stop an Exeter drive. With 6 minutes until the buzzer, Hyde was down by one. Despite some poised scoring attempts from Hyde and some lockdown midfield defense, some unfortunate calls were made in Exeter’s favor that led to Hyde playing a man down for the final minutes and Hyde was one short by the end of the game. Although it was another loss for Hyde, it was one of the most complete games played by the squad all season. Hyde is excited to host Gould Academy in a conference match up Saturday afternoon for all the parents and fans this Spring Family Weekend.