MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Cross Country vs. Dutchess Day.
On an unseasonably warm fall day, WMS was host to its first home meet in several years on a new and—admittedly tough—course. Dutchess Day was the guest team and looked to be a good match-up. The runners took to the hilly, two-mile course with much help from the supportive parent cheering section. A Dutchess Day runner took the overall win, but the depth of the WMS team made for a tight race. Coleman, Stella and Regan came across the line in 2nd, 3rd and 4th before Dutchess Day grabbed 5th and 6th. The meet looked close, but then a parade of WMS runners crossed the line. Christos, Tate, Vivian, Julia, and Allie swept the next five spots. With the win sealed, the team was able to cheer Caroline and Phoebe across the line as they locked arms in a tie at the line. Rounding out our group were first-year runners Emmy and Riley who crossed the line hot and tired, but both smiling. Thanks to all the parents and family that came out to cheer on our team to a 24 to 35 win over Dutchess Day. See photos from this meet on Flickr.
JV Soccer vs. Dutchess Day.
The JV team kicked off their season with an away game versus Dutchess Day. Though a very challenging match-up for our Bears, it was a learning experience with a lot of positive growth. We came out flat, being together for the first time in a match from the first whistle. Dutchess scored early on, taking a sizable lead, as they had a number of very skilled players. Our Bears were trying very hard to figure out how to transition from defense to an attack up field with our forwards. Our midfielders were finding their way, especially the wing players, as this role was very new to them. We had better luck in the second half and our players never gave up and had a positive attitude to the end. As hot as the temperature was and with only two substitutes, our players resolve was strong. We were able to dominate towards the end of the second half and our bears began to find their form as a team. Our goal keeper faced numerous shots and made many excellent saves throughout the match and grew more confidant in his abilities by the end. We were able to string together two wonderful counter attacks beginning from the defense and working our way up the field with a series of beautiful passing to find the back of the net twice. This was a difficult start for our team, but we had a lot of positive takeaways, and found our way toward the end of the match. We look forward to building upon this learning experience and continue our growth as a team. Final score WMS 2, Dutchess Day 9.
Boys’ Varsity vs. Dutchess Day.
The team’s performance was excellent! Our Bears really come together as a team. Dutchess Day scored the first goal 20 minutes into the game, but we responded to tie the game up before the half. The formation we played was a 4-4-2, 2 strikers, 4 midfielders, 4 defenders. our strategy was to play a defensive match, and try to wait for the Duchess to attack so we could tire them out. The weather conditions were really hot, which made both teams very tired in the second half. Dutchess got the upper hand on us in the end, scoring two consecutive goals towards the end of the second half. We look forward to our next game at Sherman Center School this Thursday. Final score WMS 1, Dutchess Day 3. See photos from this game on Flickr.