On Saturday, the girls varsity soccer team traveled to Meriden, NH for the team’s first away game of the season against KUA. The Big Green slowly settled into the first half of the game and created some threatening through ball chances which their goalkeeper collected. The Big Green defense held strong and fended off all KUA chances in the first half. At the closing of the half Meryl Gilbert ‘27 was brought down just outside the box, earning the Big Green a free kick that was just nearly saved by the KUA goalkeeper. At half time, the Big Green recommitted to attacking the flanks and improving winning the first and second 50/50 balls. In the second half the Doors strung together lots of great possession play which resulted in several end line drives by the Big Green forwards. Defensively, the Big Green conceded several corners throughout the game and KUA eventually converted one of these opportunities into a goal. Trailing 0-1, the Big Green nearly converted two corner kicks of their own but the KUA goalkeeper came up big with the saves. In the final minutes, Meryl Gilbert was again taken down in the box and earned a free kick on the 18 yard box line. The KUA defender was able to block the shot off the free kick. There was some great collective defending, possession, goal scoring chances in the game for Deerfield. The Big Green will look to find the back of the net this Wednesday at home vs. Taft.