When Deerfield arrived on the meadows at Loomis, there was tons of energy and excitement, as all three Deerfield girls soccer teams played simultaneously on adjoining fields. Despite this, Loomis was equally prepared, and had the home field advantage. The Loomis team was one of the stronger opponents we’d faced off against this season, and 10 minutes in, they got a good shot in the box for a goal. With their midfield play, Loomis was able to shut down most of our offense, and in the first 20 minutes, we only took 2 shots. Toward the end of the half, Deerfield began to find themselves on the field, and made some great midfield plays. Mary Lee ’23 was able to receive a nice touch from Emma Tennant ’21 and deke through two defenders to shoot for a goal. The last ten minutes were slanted toward Deerfield, and despite some good chances, the half ended 1-1.
The second half brought renewed energy for the Doors, and Greer Anderson ‘22 made a staggering 13 saves on 15 shots, but we were unable to shut down the Loomis offense completely. The defensive unit worked very well together, and had great effort and attitude. In the offensive end, we were unable to capitalize on our chances, though we had many. The score was very close until the last minute of play, when a call resulted in a PK kick that fired past our keeper, ending the game at 3-1. The Doors are ready to rebound on Wednesday against Brattleboro High School.