Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
Hyde BVS vs Masters School
Hyde Boys Varsity Soccer took the field against a competitive Masters team in its second game of the season. Despite some players being placed in unfamiliar positions, the Hyde boys came out strong from the kickoff demonstrating their newfound camaraderie. Early in the game, Masters was able to squeeze the ball into the net after a defensive breakdown but the Wolfpack refused to back down. Jonathan Bell ’17 settled the ball in the offensive half and maneuvered around the defense to find Clement Yichuan ‘16 making a run through a gap in the goal box. Clement received the ball and ripped a shot into the back of the net, tying the score 1-1. While the team found success in areas on the field, Rodney Ray ‘17 remained the biggest impact of the match in goal. Coming off a breakthrough practice on Tuesday, Rodney made many big saves often appearing out of nowhere with his quick footwork and aggressiveness. Masters managed to score once more off of a well-placed penalty kick, leaving Hyde trailing 1-2 at the end of the half.
The second half proved to be more difficult for the Wolfpack. The team fell victim to fatigue as the strong Masters team continued to pressure the defense. Markus Ryner ‘16, Aaron Petion ‘15, and Devon Churchill ‘15 notably played a physical game up until the very end of the match despite the point deficit. The final score of 1-6 does not reflect the progress that the team has made since its last match, but the boys will continue to focus on their fitness, physicality, and movement off the ball in order to prepare for their Saturday away game against Wheeler.