With warm weather and a cool breeze, the boys stepped out onto the field to play Salisbury and keep up the high level of play that showed itself last Saturday against Kent. After a strong warm-up, the game was underway and a combination of flank attacks led Deerfield to score the opening goal with an excellently placed right-footer from Stephen Baisch (#3) in the tenth minute. Salisbury responded quickly, with a close-range shot to the back post of the DA net to even up the game at 1-1.
Both teams found it difficult for the rest of the game to score, although DA did create some excellent chances off the feet of ZZ Salvador, Stephen Baisch, and Thomas Milmo. Jackson Watson held up the middle of the field well with some great distributing passes, including an assist to Stevie’s goal early in the first half. Additionally, the Big Green’s back line, led by Kyle Burns, held up strong throughout the entire game and team communication helped stop a number of potentially dangerous attacks from the Salisbury offense.
In the end, the game score would not change, remaining tied at 1-1. Deerfield played strong, especially in the opening minutes of each half. When the entire team was able to get on board, we were a very difficult team to handle offensively and there’s clearly potential for DA to put together some serious scoring opportunities in the upcoming weeks.
Submitted by Cole Horton (2014)