Woodstock (October 5, 2015) – On Monday the Girls JV soccer team hosted Marianapolis in a tough game at Hyde. With limited substitutions available and no one experienced as a goalie, the girls began the game apprehensive. Jiwon Chun’17 stepped into the keeper position nervous, but excited. With a clear difference in experience levels between the two teams, Hyde spent the first half playing heavy defense. The back line made up with Caramia Davis ’16, Nina Janjigian ’18, Katherine Li ’17, and Penny Zheng ’17 stepped up their aggression and halped keep the ball out of the center of the field. At the half, Hyde was down by 5 and they came together to discuss better communication on the field and maintaining position in order to create more opportunities.
The second half started with Lizz Slivnick’17 stepping into goal and some shifting in the midfield and no substitutions. Hyde found themselves attacking the other half of the field more in the second half with aggressive play by our midfield and forwards, Maya Markowicz ’16, Elsa Zhang ’17, and Molly Yue ’18. Pushing through exhaustion and working hard, they bettered their communication and their positioning, to cover the backfield. With a late injury in the game, Kim Xu’18 came off the bench with a strained muscle to help finish up the game. The girls ended the game down 0-6, but a lot to be proud of. They worked hard as a team, gave up frustration, and had a long list of skills and teamwork they needed to improve on. They look forward to testing themselves again in their home game this Thursday against Wheeler school.
## Go WOLFPACK! ##