Wednesday September 30th, 2015
Hyde vs Saint Thomas More
The Wolfpack eagerly ventured onto its home turf on this rainy Wednesday ready to take on Saint Thomas More. The boys got off to a good start with a well-organized and focused warm-up routine, determined to exhibit their improvement since their last tough match.
In the beginning of the game, the Wolfpack worked hard as a team but had trouble making offensive plays that would result in goals. With 13 minutes left in the first half, Hyde was able to capitalize on an opportunity stemming from a precise header by Peter Yang ‘17 in his first Varsity appearance. The header led to quick play in the offensive zone, resulting in the Wolfpack’s first goal by Jonathan Bell ‘17. Over the next few minutes Bell was able to find the back of the net two more times, pushing Hyde’s lead to an impressive 3-0. As the clock wound down, Jerry Wang ‘17 continued to fight hard and was rewarded with an assist after passing the ball to Kris Carroll ‘16 who scored off of a solid shot from the top of the goal box. Hyde finished the half with a comfortable 4-0 lead.
Although the boys felt confident about their lead, they discussed the ways in which they could improve during the halftime talk and upon returning to the field, did not allow themselves to get complacent. At the beginning of the half, Clement Hong ‘16 received a pass from Richard Tang ‘16 and took a shot that soared over the goalie’s head and into the back of the net. Soon after, STM managed to score a well-deserved goal to which Tang responded by scoring the final goal of the game off of a pass from Hong, making the final score of the match 6-1.
Notable players include: Alex Wang ‘17 in his first Varsity appearance, whose hard work and positioning impressed both the coaches and his teammates; Rodney Ray ‘17 who continued to establish himself as a solid presence in goal by coming out of the net and challenging difficult balls.
BVS celebrated the win by ringing the victory bell on campus after the match concluded. The boys will continue to work on their positioning and movement in the upcoming days with the hope of getting to ring the bell once again on Saturday.