Phoenix Girls V Soccer Takes on High Mowing, 7-2


 October 30, 2013

Hyde – 7

High Mowing – 2

Under cool cloudy skies, the Phoenix traveled south to the neutral site of Phillips Exeter to face the High Mowing School.  It was the first time the schools had faced each other in recent memory and both teams knew little of their opponent.  Hyde opened the game sluggish and allowed High Mowing to score at the 6 minute mark on a breakaway.  After a few substitutions and adjustments, it was clear that the Phoenix would dominate play.  The first half closed with a score of 5-1 with the first, third and fourth goals by Olivia Griffing ’14 and the second and fifth by Carolyn Moore ’14.  Defender Cailin Darling ’14 played an excellent game at stopper, encouraging her team to play the ball through the backfield.

The second half was an exercise in possession.  Mid-fielders Julia Jackson ’14 and Carolyn Moore ’14 did an outstanding job distributing the ball to the outside-midfielders.   Avery Booth ’15 played one of her best games with several flank attacks. High Mowing played tough and capitalized on a backfield error to net another goal late in the second half, while Hyde’s Julia Jackson ’14 and Rachel Wikman ’17 scored the final goals for Hyde.  It was a well spirited match with great sportsmanship from both teams.

Quick stats:

Hyde – shots: 12, corner kicks: 2, saves: 8, fouls: 6, offsides: 2

High Mowing – shots: 6, corner kicks: 3, saves: 3, fouls: 4, offsides: 1