Girls’ Varsity Soccer
by The Milton Measure on Friday, October 28th, 2011
Last Saturday, the Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team faced BB&N in a competitive match. The game had been well-anticipated by both teams since last year, when the Mustangs beat the Knights 2-1 in double-overtime in the quarter-finals of the New England Tournament. The start of the first half was slow as many of the team’s shots went wide of the net, and the Wolfpack struggled to finish their chances.The Mustangs retained consistency during the attack, connecting balls from the center mid-field players to the feet of the forwards, while serving many dangerous balls into the opponent’s box. Twenty-five minutes into the second half, Chandler Quintin(III) sent the ball into the top right corner of the net to advance Milton to a 1-0 lead. With a composed defensive line, Milton held on to the win.
Coming off of a close win, the team’s energy was high against St.Mark’s. Milton easily adjusted to the fast-pace turf, which worked to their advantage through the heavy rain. The Mustangs were consistently first to the ball while keeping both formation and possession. Megan Kim (I) finished with three goals, and many of the girls were involved in the attacking play. Chandler added to the score board with a fancy chip over the opposing goalie’s head. Milton, ending the game 4-1, brought home another win, remaining undefeated in the ISL.
This past saturday, the team faced a solid Rivers team to test its unbeaten ISL record. Both squads played tenacious in the first half, with Rivers forcing the girls into a prevent defense and a lot of chasing. However, even though the opponents seemingly dominated play, the teams went into the half in a scoreless draw. The Wolfpack came out in in the second half with much greater energy. With Jess Li (II) making tremendous saves and the offense working together brilliantly, the team anticipated a victory.
With only twenty minutes left, the Rivers team capitalized from close range, taking a one goal lead. The team pushed at the end, but were unable to finish, unfortunately losing 1-0.
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