The Deerfield Girls Soccer Team hosted Worcester Academy on a dreary-weathered midweek competition.
The Hilltoppers spent little time finding the back of The Big Green net. After just two-minutes of play, the Rams scored their first of seven goals of the afternoon. Combining in the 18-yard box, putting a shot just past the Deerfield goalkeeper. Less than 10-minutes later, Worcester scored again, this time from a shot outside of the box. Halfway through the first-half, the Ram’s were awarded a penalty kick, which they converted, and one minute later, the Big Green scored an own-goal, putting the Hilltoppers up, 4-0. However, before the half ended, Deerfield’s sophomore forward, Jackson Klinsler, drew one back for the Big Green only minutes after being subbed on. Pouncing on a loose ball from a goal kick, Klinsler stripped the defender of the ball and proceeded to beat the keeper for an easy tap-in goal. Around the half-hour mark, however, the Rams charged again, scoring their fifth before the break.
The second half produced three more goals: two in favor of Worcester and one in favor of Deerfield. Although Worcester had their way throughout the 80-minutes of play, Deerfield’s sophomore midfielder, Kelly Howe, graced a moment of magic toward the end of the match. Collecting a ball near the halfway line, Howe dropped into a mad dash toward goal, beating a pair of defenders before rocketing a shot that crossed the Worcester goalkeeper’s path, essentially allowing only the back of the net to interfere with the ball’s trajectory. The final score was 7-2, Worcester Academy.
The Big Green will look to rebound this Saturday when they host Phillips Exeter for Fall Family Weekend. The match is set for a 4:00pm kick-off on Jamie Kapteyn Field.