Choate Day 2019 in the Pioneer Valley was marked with clear sunny skies, brisk temperatures, and victories for the Big Green! Deerfield teams were victorious over rival Choate Rosemary Hall in the annual Deerfield-Choate head-to-head day of competition. With the support from family, friends, alumni/ae and fellow students, Deerfield teams posted an overall record of 8-3-1 on the day.
Varsity and JV volleyball both earned impressive wins over the Wild Boars. The varsity team extended their winning streak by defeating their rival 3-2 and the JV squad bested the Wild Boars 3-1. With the win, varsity volleyball improved to 13-5-0 on the season. Varsity field hockey put up a dominant performance, defeating Choate 8-0 and JV field hockey defeated Choate 2-0. Saturday’s win improved the varsity field hockey team’s season record to 13-3-0.
Other Deerfield wins included boys JV soccer team defeating the Wild Boards 2-1 and boys Jr. A soccer shutting out their rival 5-0. The girls thirds soccer team also earned a shutout winning 5-0 over the Wild Boars to capture their tenth win of the season. The boys varsity soccer team tied Choate for the second straight year, at the final whistle the score was 1-1.
In the varsity football game – the final game of the day – the Big Green defeated the Wild Boars for the first time since 2008 by a score of 20-14. Leading 20-14 midway through the fourth quarter, the Deerfield defense made a goal line stand with two minutes remaining in the game to seal the victory. Following the defensive stop, the offense earned two consecutive first downs and were able to run out the clock to close the game. At the final whistle, the Deerfield community charged the field to celebrate the momentous
Choate Day 2019 Results:
Varsity Volleyball vs. Choate: Win 3-2
JV Volleyball vs. Choate: Win 3-1
Thirds Volleyball vs. Choate: Loss 0-3
Varsity Field Hockey vs. Choate: Win 8-0
JV Field Hockey vs. Choate: Win 2-0
Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Choate: Loss 1-6
Girls JV Soccer vs. Choate: Loss 1-2
Girls Thirds Soccer vs. Choate: Win 5-0
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Choate: Tie 1-1
Boys JV Soccer vs. Choate: Win 2-1
Boys Jr. A Soccer vs. Choate: Win 5-0
Varsity Football vs. Choate: Win 20-14
Choate Day 2019 concluded with the community rallying together on Jim Smith Field singing, “Deerfield! Go onward marching…!” A perfect ending to an epic and historic day.
Congratulations to the Deerfield student-athletes and community on a successful Choate Day 2019! Now, it is on to the post-season for volleyball, field hockey, and football!