November 14, 20152:00 PM - 3:30 PM Varsity Soccer vs. Pomfret School (Game) Tie 1-1
A highly ranked Pomfret team came to play on a cold and bittersweet day as we bade goodbye to our nine seniors. We were determined to see our seniors off with a spirited match against Pomfret's potent offense and did so with strong defense by Liann Nicholson 16', Nell Shea 16', and Caroline Castonguay 16'. With 16 minutes left in the first half a defensive communication error led to Pomfret's first goal. The remainder of the first half saw us defending well, and working as a team to get behind the ball with numbers, and so that's how we ended the first half at 0-1. Coming out in the second half we looked for continued strong defensive midfield play by Mackenzie Hine 16', Aurora Naughton 16', and Trish Smith 16'. At the 42 minute mark Maddy Lamagna 17' stepped up on a Pomfret midfielder, stole the ball from her on on the right side of the field, and from 35 yards out launched a missile strike on the unsuspecting Pomfret keeper. The stunned keeper misjudged the knuckling shot and it cruised through her hands and into net to knot the score at 1-1. From there it was all Reagan Kerecz 20' as the battle raged in our defensive third. At 48 minutes Pomfret's center midfielder stepped up on a weak pass in the middle of the field and streaked with the ball across our mid third drawing our defense. From there she played a superb ball back to the middle of the field against the grain of play. As she did that Pomfret's left wing made a wonderful run behind our defense, ran onto the pass, and from the top of box hit a blast to the side of Reagan Kerecz. Once again, she came up large and made an incredible reaction save, and then smothered the rebound to preserve the tie. It was hold your breath time for the rest of the game as Pomfret continued to push deep into our defensive half. Heroic play by the entire team preserved the tie, and we saw our seniors off with a strong result for the program. Seniors, thank you for all that you have given through the years, we will miss you. See everyone in the Fall of 2016, thank you for all of your support!