Field Hockey - Varsity
vs.
Milton Academy
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Loomis Chaffee School
Loss 0-5
Taft 0. Milton 5. We travelled to Loomis to take on the Mustangs from Milton Academy. Adding this game to our schedule provided us with an exciting opportunity to play a team from Eastern New England which is known for having very talented teams. They did not disappoint and the game was intense and fought at a high level from the first whistle. Early on we had a number of chances. Liv Santini and Olivia King were dynamic on attack and put pressure on the Milton goalie right away. McKinley Karpa also had a few shots in the first half of the game. Milton was determined and took a number of great shots which Phoebe Autio turned away with ease. She had a total of 17 saves on the day with 13 of those coming in the first half. However, Milton was able to convert on two corners off tips and lifted balls that were near impossible for our defense or Phoebe to handle. They were able to tally one more before half time. Down three going in the second half isn’t fun but we were not out of the game. We continued to fight and we did have the ball in our offensive for more time in the second half. We had one corner in the first but 4 in the second. Milton only had more corner than we did that indicating that the game could have been a little closer. We just struggled to connect on our passes and play consistently as a team. It was hot and we got tired. We have also been plagued with numerous injuries so we were not able to give our full and best effort. However, Asia Rupert was outstanding both on defense and in the midfield. She had at least one defensive save and she clearly kept other goals from being scored due to her tenacity and speed. After sitting out most of last season with an injury, Caeley Smith jumped into the game with two feet and was a force on the forward line. She is unselfish and sees the field well. On defense, Corinna Dorr and Lauren Hoey repeated blocked their very fast forwards and they stayed calm under a lot of pressure. New members of the team, Abigail Hano, Libby Dolan and Emma Hentemann all played with consistency and grit, it was a great debut! Captain Eva Baurmeister, lead the team by example by continuing to work hard throughout the entire game. Kaitlyn Macdonald and Harley Messer added much needed speed and drive on the forward line, each creating chances in the circle. While this loss was hard, it was a great learning opportunity and we have a chance to work on what we need to work on when we head up to Lakeville on Saturday for a playday. Our next game will be at Sacred Heart on Wednesday. Taft 0. Milton 5. We travelled to Loomis to take on the Mustangs from Milton Academy. Adding this game to our schedule provided us with an exciting opportunity to play a team from Eastern New England which is known for having very talented teams. They did not disappoint and the game was intense and fought at a high level from the first whistle. Early on we had a number of chances. Liv Santini and Olivia King were dynamic on attack and put pressure on the Milton goalie right away. McKinley Karpa also had a few shots in the first half of the game. Milton was determined and took a number of great shots which Phoebe Autio turned away with ease. She had a total of 17 saves on the day with 13 of those coming in the first half. However, Milton was able to convert on two corners off tips and lifted balls that were near impossible for our defense or Phoebe to handle. They were able to tally one more before half time. Down three going in the second half isn’t fun but we were not out of the game. We continued to fight and we did have the ball in our offensive for more time in the second half. We had one corner in the first but 4 in the second. Milton only had more corner than we did that indicating that the game could have been a little closer. We just struggled to connect on our passes and play consistently as a team. It was hot and we got tired. We have also been plagued with numerous injuries so we were not able to give our full and best effort. However, Asia Rupert was outstanding both on defense and in the midfield. She had at least one defensive save and she clearly kept other goals from being scored due to her tenacity and speed. After sitting out most of last season with an injury, Caeley Smith jumped into the game with two feet and was a force on the forward line. She is unselfish and sees the field well. On defense, Corinna Dorr and Lauren Hoey repeated blocked their very fast forwards and they stayed calm under a lot of pressure. New members of the team, Abigail Hano, Libby Dolan and Emma Hentemann all played with consistency and grit, it was a great debut! Captain Eva Baurmeister, lead the team by example by continuing to work hard throughout the entire game. Kaitlyn Macdonald and Harley Messer added much needed speed and drive on the forward line, each creating chances in the circle. While this loss was hard, it was a great learning opportunity and we have a chance to work on what we need to work on when we head up to Lakeville on Saturday for a playday. Our next game will be at Sacred Heart on Wednesday.