The Big Green bounced back from a two goal deficit, scoring often in the second half to defeat Westminster 5-2.
Deerfield started the game fast putting Westminster on their heels from the opening whistle with their quick ball movement. Despite outplaying Westminster in the opening half, Westy notched the first goal of the game when Westminster’s #10 buried a breakaway. Deerfield’s Meghan Halloran ‘17 thought her ensuing breakaway goal was the equalizer before the half, but it was called back by the official.
At the half, the score was 0-1 Westminster. At the beginning of the 2nd half, Westminster scored an early goal on another breakaway. Not too soon after, Deerfield’s Jacqueline Minor ’17 scored her first goal of the season on header assisted by Annabel Gerber ’20 and Brenna Hoar’s ’18 quick corner kick. Jacqueline leveled the score with a goal on a shot from outside the 18. Maddie Wasson ’18 gave Deerfield the go-ahead goal on a header goal from Annabel’s free kick service. The Big Green scoring continued as Jacqueline gave Deerfield an insurance goal and a hat-trick when she volleyed a ball off Annabel’s corner kick. In the final minutes of play, Deerfield earned another corner. Annabel’s corner kick bounced in the box and was redirected into the back of the net by Jacqueline for her fourth and Deerfield’s fifth goal of the game.
This was a great comeback win for the Big Green! The team had great positive energy throughout the game and were united in their battle back from behind. The team looks forward to their first home game of the season on Saturday, 9/24 against Exeter.