Mustangs Take Post-Season
by James Maguire on Friday, December 5th, 2014
After a tie against our rivals last Noble’s day, which Milton teams would make the post-season and which teams would not was very unclear. Boys’ Varsity Football finished the season 6-2 but, unfortunately, did not make it to a bowl game. After a loss to Nobles in their final game, Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey did not make the postseason either. Meanwhile, having been crowned ISL champions, Girls’ Volleyball pressed on to the Class-A New England’s tournament for the first time ever. Despite a loss against Nobles, Girls’ Soccer qualified for New England’s. Last, in the hottest story in Milton sports news, undefeated Boys’ Varsity Soccer qualified for the Class-A New England’s tournament, beat their first round opponent, and fought bravely against Berkshire, a New England soccer dynasty, last Saturday.
The undefeated, ISL-runner-up Boys’ Varsity Soccer team continued on to the postseason as the number three seed. With a large fan presence, our boys pulled off a commanding 2-0 victory in the first round of the postseason; the following Saturday the Mustangs went out West to play the Berkshire Bears. Without the presence of Milton’s die-hard soccer fans, the self-dubbed ‘Centre Street Hooligans,” the Mustangs could not get anything going against the Bears. After conceding only four ISL goals this entire season, the Mustangs conceded four goals in one game against Berkshire. Berkshire went on to win in the final against Northfield Mount Hermon
After a hard-fought season, Girls’ Varsity Soccer managed to squeeze their way into the playoffs with a 9-7-3 record. Unfortunately, the Wolfpack lost 2-0 to Loomis Chaffe in the first round, putting an end to their season. Goalkeeper Michaela Brickely (I) commented, “We fought hard. I’m really proud of the Wolfpack and of our season.” Although she will miss the team, Brickley is confident that it will continue to be competitive under the leadership of Coach Kahn and the rising seniors.
After winning the ISL championship, the Girls’ Volleyball team went on to play #4 seed Andover in the first round of the playoffs. After winning the first set, Milton lost the next three sets. Elly Vaughan (II) said, “It really came down to serve-receive. We played really well, but Andover just played better; they just have more depth.” Although this season is over for MAVB, they are still one of the strongest teams in the ISL and look forward to a another great season next year.
Although the Mustangs fell just short, all the teams had successful seasons and will look to reach even greater heights next season.
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