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Soccer Games & Cross Country

THURSDAY, 10.25.18

Coed Blue Soccer vs Rumsey
Our Coed blue soccer team played another hard fought game against a very talented Rumsey Hall side on Thursday. Most of the first half was played in our 18 yards box, Rumsey pushing hard against our defense to score multiple goals, but our Bears didn’t give up or let down. They worked to improve their positioning as a team and by the second half, pushed their way into Rumsey’s side of the pitch. Our offense generated quite a few attacks on goal, but was unable to find the back of the net. In the second half, our Bears held Rumsey back from scoring. “I am very happy with this team’s resilience and growth as soccer players,” said Coach Greg. Final Score: WMS 0, Rumsey 6

Boys Soccer at Dutchess Day
Our boys soccer team traveled to Dutchess Day where they carried over their strong play from the IMS game the day before. We dominated the game and played very well as a team. “Our passes were spot on, and it was beautiful how much chemistry this group has together,” said Coach Joel. Final Score WMS 4, Dutchess Day 0

Girls Soccer Home vs Rumsey
The girls soccer team took on Rumsey Hall and played a competitive seventy-five minutes. Rumsey found the back of the net three times in the first half. Layla Copen found the net early into the second half, followed by teammate Ana Karpas who gained a breakaway midway through the second half.
See pictures from this game on Flickr.

Cross Country Invitational Away at Chase
On a chilly Thursday the WMS harriers traveled to the Chase Invitational, the largest and most competitive race of the season. With record-breaking turnout, 13 teams and almost 300 runners toed the line of the 2.19-mile course in Waterbury. The girls team had an outstanding performance from top to bottom. Reagan led the charge with 8th place. Blake was right on Reagan’s heels a few seconds back in 10th. (WMS was 1 of only 4 teams with 2 runners in the top 10) Madison was feeling strong and finished with an impressive sprint to take the 3rd spot on the team. Thea and Fiona worked well together from the start right down to the finishing sprint. Encouragement and teamwork were on full display when Emily paced Julia from start to finish. After a week of strong practices, Avery had her breakthrough race to round out our team. The girls finished 5th! Our best place in school history!

The boys race started fast and Stephen, who overcame early-season breathing problems, was our lead runner right from the start. Tate surprised himself by being so far up in the ranks. Bodhi suffering from side cramping fought hard for his spot. Arlo has been getting better each race and had his finest performance of the season. Liam and Christos learned that they need to go out much faster to be competitive against a strong field like this one. We will be busy with 3 meets in the next 2 weeks, including 2 at home. Go Polar Bears!