The Big Green hosted the Wild Boars for their annual rival contest this afternoon on a beautiful spring day in Deerfield. Choate jumped to an early 4-0 lead early in the first half, and their goalie can be credited with coming up with some strong saves. With dogged effort and a resolute, never-quit mentality, the Big Green swung the tide back in their favor and steadily climbed out of the deficit as the half progressed. The Deerfield defense, in particular, rose to the day’s challenge and achieved success in offering forceful pressure on their opponents. The 2nd half was balanced and hard-fought, with both sides trading goals. With three minutes remaining, a Deerfield score brought the game to an 11-11 tie. Though the last minutes of the game didn’t fall in favor of the Big Green, they left the field with heads held high for a ferociously fought contest. The captains awarded the Day’s Team Player of the Game award to Olivia Jones for her tremendous defensive leadership and execution throughout the entirety of the game.