On a beautiful fall day, the Big Green put together a solid answer for Loomis Chaffee’s team, cheered on by their families and friends.
Loomis opened the scoring after being awarded a penalty kick, which the Pelicans neatly put away. The visitors scored again on a breakaway that Deerfield’s defenders could not catch, bringing the score to 2-0 shortly before the half. However, Caroline Carpenter ’19 and Whitney Vogt ’20 both had responses to Loomis’ goals and shot on the opposition’s net throughout the half, but both were denied, their kicks sending the ball just above the top of the goal. Carpenter, however, got what was hers when the referee awarded the second PK of the game, burying the ball in the net to bring the score to 2-1.
The second half brought another hard-fought 35 minutes of soccer. Chelsea Egu ’19 worked particularly hard on defense, heading the ball out of the danger zone on several corner kicks. Late in the second half, Vogt broke away with the ball and took it all the way down the field. Forced towards the sideline by a lone Loomis defender, Vogt took a shot with absolutely no angle as the assorted onlookers crossed their fingers. By some Family Weekend miracle, Vogt’s powerful kick sent the ball dinging off the far post and hard into the net, leaving the goalie flat-footed and the Deerfield side overjoyed.
Though they racked up yet another tie, the Triumphs’ scoring and field awareness are certainly improving, and they are gunning for a win at some point this season. The team will practice hard today and hope for some more luck as they face their toughest opponents, Bement’s varsity team, down Old Main St. tomorrow afternoon.