The Volleyball team has really started the mesh together as a complete unit. They are 2-1 in their last 3 matches including wins against Oakwood Friends and Rumsey Hall. In the Rumsey match, each side one two sets and it came down to an epic fifth set where some key IMS serves proved too tough to return. About half way through the year, the team looks to build on recent success and keep playing tough.
Girls Soccer has played Millbrook for both of its most recent matches. Both games ended in 5-1 victories for IMS. The first game featured a very balanced scoring attack with Ellie Traggio dishing out some brilliant assists. The second game was an impressive demonstration of dominance by Jin Chey. Of the five goals, Jin scored four and assisted the other one. A constant for the Falcons has been new goalie Ava Marti, new sweeper Emma Colley, and stopper Sarah Swendsen. The girls are averaging more than four goals a game and giving up just one, an impressive difference.
Boys Varsity Soccer has posted a 2-1 record in the past three games. In that span, they have scored 14 goals and given up just 3, 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.
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.
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.