September 21, 2017
Hyde – 3
Rothesay-Netherwood School – 7
The Wolfpack hosted our neighbors from the North, Rothesay-Netherwood School from New Brunswick Canada. Not ready for RNS’s speed and prowess, the Wolfpack started the game in a similar manner to our home opener: slightly disorganized, solo soccer. The team found themselves down at half time 0-5.
The girls regrouped at halftime, found energy and synergy, and played a great second half. Merrill Truluck ’18 in her first game back from injury, played a solid second half, anchoring the defense with fellow center back, Rachel Willey ’20. About 8 minutes in, senior captain Eliza Burroughs ’18 won a battle just behind midfield and sent a ball up to right wing Logan Truluck ’20 who carried it down the sideline, beat her defender just above the goal line and sank a shot over the goalie’s head to put Hyde on the board. Truluck’s hard work and speed would earn her two more points in the game. The second point came as an assist off a corner to junior Ingrid Schroeter ’19 who headed the cross into the back of the goal about 21 minutes into the half. Finally, with about 7 minutes left in the game senior captain Elena Waldstein ’18 was tripped by the keeper in the box and Hyde was awarded a penalty kick. With fans cheering and darkness closing around her, Logan Truluck ’20 stepped to the line for the PK and slotted the ball inside the left post for Hyde’s third goal. RNS managed to score 2 goals in the second half making the final score 7-3 in favor of the Canadians. The girls showed their grit by not quitting against a powerful opponent and taking the second half 3-2. The team has one day to rest before they face St. Andrews at home on September 23rd.