JV Soccer vs. Rumsey Hall
On Wednesday, the JV soccer team played an away game against Rumsey Hall. Having not practiced for nearly two weeks due to Middle School’s Outdoor Ed week, WMS was eager to play. We started off a little shy, but our confidence grew, especially in the second half. We were particularly strong with our communication on the defense. Throughout the season we have worked on our defensive skills, and it was evident during the game that the hard work had paid off. The team has been working on their offense by spreading the field and finding the open players. In the latter half of the game, WMS started to push the ball forward well and made some nice in and out passes. Even with an uneven score, the team stayed positive and put forth tremendous effort until the final whistle. Despite the size of the Rumsey players, WMS played with heart and left the field feeling positive about themselves as a team and their play. Final: 0-4
Cross Country vs Indian Mountain and Renbrook
Washington Montessori’s second cross country meet took place this past Wednesday,
October 15, at Indian Mountain School. It was a three-way meet including Renbrook School from the Hartford area. The air was humid because of the impending rain storm, and the 2.2-mile course was challenging. About one mile into the race, runners had to negotiate a steep climb up IMS’s famed “Chainsaw Hill”. This section was followed by a steep downhill into a wooded, windy forest trail. Once out of the woods, runners had to clamber up a grassy incline that led them through a short section of woods, before they emerged onto the athletic fields. At that point, runners had a flat, fast finish to the chute. All WMS runners improved their pace since our last meet with Rumsey, and two of our runners placed in the top ten. The three-way meet was extremely close, and our WMS runners should be extremely proud of their performance. Mimi and Nora were particularly impressed with the camaraderie of the team as they cheered in each runner, and ran the final team member in as a whole. Our next race will be at Chase Collegiate in Waterbury on Thursday, October 23
Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Chase Collegiate
Thursday, the Boys’ Varsity soccer team played Chase Collegiate. Unfortunately, it was an unbalanced match up with WMS dominating. However, with Chase only having nine players, we played 9 v 9, giving our team an opportunity to open up the field and work on field space. WMS worked to pull wide, pushing the ball to the outside, carrying it down the field with lovely short “give and go” passes, then crossing it to the center to finish. All the players demonstrated terrific sportsmanship, even with their domination, and used the game to relax their play and increase communication. This was a wonderful opportunity to prepare for our game against Indian Mountain next Wednesday. Well done team!