Saturday marked another great day for the annual Deerfield-Choate rivalry. With the support from family, friends, alumni and fellow students, the Deerfield athletic teams went 6-3-3 on the day.
Some impressive performances included the girls and boys varsity soccer teams and the varsity field hockey team. The girls varsity soccer team was able to pull off a miraculous upset, beating Choate by a score of 4-3 in a wildly exciting game. DA came into the game with only one win on the season while Choate held a winning record of 11-2-4. Making the win even more exciting was the fact that the girls varsity soccer team had not beaten Choate since 2008. Likewise, the boys varsity soccer team, had an incredible 4-2 win as well, defeating Choate for the first time in eight years. Varsity field hockey put in a dominate performance on the day, beating Choate soundly 4-0. With the win, varsity field hockey finished 11-4-1 on the season, just barely missing a spot in the playoffs.
Other DA wins consisted of Boys Junior A soccer defeating the Wild Boars by a score of 3-1, JV field hockey with a close 1-0 win and girls reserve soccer notching a 3-1 victory. Saturday also featured many evenly matched games as JV football tied 8-8 and both girls and boys JV soccer finished with 0-0 ties. Despite Deerfield’s best efforts, Choate was able to pull off victories in the varsity and JV volleyball games and the varsity football game. Although varsity football lost, they were able to hold the explosive Choate offense to the fewest amount of points they’ve scored in a game this season with 28.
The Deerfield Athletic Department would like to thank parents, alumni and fans for coming out to support our Deerfield teams on the special day.
Congratulations to all student-athletes on a successful Choate Day and a great overall fall season!
Go Big Green!