It’s been a terrific couple of weeks for Falcon’s sports!
Girls Soccer has been plowing through their schedule en route to a 11-0 record. In the last six games, the girls have beaten Rudolf Steiner, Berkshire Country Day, Berkshire, Hotchkiss twice, and knocked off Rumsey Hall by a score of 8-3. In that stretch, they have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 32-7.
Boys Varsity Soccer has posted a 2-1-1 record in the past four games. In that span, they have scored 18 goals and given up just 7, with all three coming against Berkshire JV. In its first loss of the year, the team fought hard and held a lead for most of the game against a much larger and more physical team. The boys use skill and technique to account for the difference in size and speed. They have since bounced back with victories over Berkshire Thirds and a tie at home versus Millbrook JV.
JV Boys Soccer recently won the tournament at Dutchess Day School. The team was split into three groups and each team played one game in the group stage. The teams faired 2-0-1 and advanced to the semifinals. With a combination of the three teams, the team won the semifinal game and finals game behind stellar goaltending. It had been many years since an IMS has done this well at the Dutchess Day tournament and the boys were very excited heading into the weekend.
Middle School Soccer continues to be a dominant force on the field. At the Dutchess Day School tournament, IMS entered two teams comprised of a combination of three teams. Both these teams advanced through the group stages and ended up facing off in the semifinals. This game came down to penalty kicks where Riggs/Rouse was able to edge out Doolittle/Rouse. In the championship game, Riggs/Rouse again went to penalty kicks and lost in the 7th round. Doolittle/Rouse won the third place game. Overall, IMS split one team into two teams and those two teams took home 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
Cross Country has hosted two home meets, and runners Dominic Sessa, Hans Shen, and Hansi Zhu have been leading the pack!
The Mountain Biking team was able to end up with a few invitational races on the schedule. In the first race that they ever competed in, the team performed very well against more experienced, high school racers. Mason Berlinghoff and Sophia Marcus came in 3rd place in their respective divisions. The team is excited to continue training and preparing for future races, including one hosted on the mountain at IMS.
Volleyball has played a lot of matches against Hotchkiss this year. While playing well and fighting hard, Hotchkiss has our number thus far and the girls have yet to pick up a victory against them. However, the benefit of playing the same team over and over again is that the girls have been able to gauge how much they have improved. With two games remaining, the team will look to finish strong.