In order to raise money for the Jane Lloyd Fund, IMS teams sported their pink socks, headbands, and kicked around pink soccer balls during games on Parents Weekend. IMS athletes will look to finish off the season strong as they head into the last few games of the season and tournament play.
ON THE PITCH
As the season progresses, all three 5th and 6th Soccer Teams have been working hard and seeing positive results. In a close but high scoring game, the Falcons bounced back and defeated Mizzentop 6-5 after ending in a 3-3 tie against Rumsey on October 9th. A week later the 5th and 6th grade girls soccer players stepped up and joined the Girls Varsity Team for a game against Berkshire Waldorf. Working side by side and with guidance from the older players, the Falcons defeated Berkshire Waldorf with many 5th/6th graders including Emma, Sophia, Ester and Henrietta contributing goals and assists. While the girls were away the 5th/6th grade boys played a competitive game against Rumsey. Leo, Tyler, and AJ contributed goals and the team played well and fought hard despite a 2 goal loss. Headed into the last stretch of the season the Falcons will look to defeat Rumsey, Washington Montessori School, and Berkshire Waldorf to wrap up the season on a high note.
With leaders stepping up and team chemistry well developed at this point in the season the Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Teamhas found success on the field over the past couple of weeks. In two close matches the Falcons defeated Berkshire Waldorf and Rumsey by one goal, with scores of 5-4 and 2-1 respectively. The Falcons were able to hold Berkshire Country Day School to one goal over Parents weekend with strong defending and offensive pressure, the game ending in a 4-1 win. Leaders have stepped up and Captain Rusty Chandler has been helping to foster a team first mindset as the team looks to continue their win streak heading into the last couple of games of the season.
The Boys Varsity Soccer Team has continued to work together as a unit and find their stride. With a record of 10-1-1 and strong leadership by a class of 15, ninth graders the boys have continued to dig deeper and push each other as the season progresses. On Parents Weekend the boys came out on top against Berkshire with a 5-1 win and a strong offensive showing from Hamza Kromah who scored three goals. The Falcons will continue to prepare for the Junior School Boys Tournament on November 2nd at Eaglebrook School.
The Girls Varsity Soccer Team has continued to find success on the pitch. With a long stretch of practices and time to focus on their own development the girls came out strong and ready to put the ball in the back of the net. The girls continued to push the ball forward and maintain possession in the offensive end against Millbrook, resulting in a 6-1 win. In addition, the Falcons secured a 4-0 win against Berkshire Waldorf and have been able to limit opponents scoring opportunities headed into competitive matches during the Junior School Tournament in a few weeks. With many friends and family in the stands on Parents Weekend the Falcons defeated the Berkshire School handily with goals from Lughano, Jessica, and Luisa. On Saturday November 2nd, Indian Mountain School will host the Girls Junior School Soccer Tournament. With a home field advantage the Falcons will look to defeat Bement, Foote, Rectory and Rumsey. After a 5-5 tie early in the season to Bement the girls will look to address some of their weaknesses when they played Bement a month earlier and come out on top.
ON THE TRAIL
All 21 runners on the Cross Country Team ran hard and set personal records in a competitive race on Parents Weekend against Hotchkiss and Maplebrook. Harper, June, and Ingrid swept the first three spots in the race, coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. New to the sport, Andrew Rainville is continuing to improve and push himself to run hard. Coming in with a time of 13.001 seconds in two meets in a row he is continuing to challenge himself and is hoping to break 12 minutes by the end of the season. On October 23rd, the Falcons came in 2nd out of 4 teams with a few athletes setting personal records against Rumsey Hall, Dutchess Day, and Maplebrook School. In addition, Harper came in first place and is continuing to dominate on the trail.
IN THE GYM
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team has continued to fine tune their serves and develop chemistry on the court over the past few weeks. In a competitive game against Hotchkiss on Parents Weekend they defeated the Bearcat’s in three games. To wrap up the third set and secure the win Eliza Lewis served over 5 serves in a row. With a positive turnout of fans the energy in the gym was contagious and team spirit was radiating from the bench. The team will continue to work on finding consistency and improve their communication while looking to defeat Kent School this Friday 10/25 on the road.
After a few weeks of practices and a focus on developing fundamental skills such as serving and passing the JV Volleyball Team fought until the end in a nail biting match against Chase Collegiate School. While on the road the girls had to adapt their serves and after losing the first set by a handful of points the Falcons were ready to compete in the second set. The girls took a quick lead after finding success with serves and responding to the opponents attacks. Eventually the Falcons came out on top with a score of 28-26 and the court filled with smiles and hugs after serving the last set winning point to move on to a third set. The girls were able to adjust their serves and play competitively in a close third game which eventually ended in a 13-15 loss and Chase came out on top. Despite the outcome the girls were very proud of how they played and remained positive. Coach Statile was very impressed with how the team came together to support each other and work together. The team has been preparing to play a challenging match and seek revenge against Rumsey this Friday October 25th.
ON THE GREEN
With the guidance of Coach Miles, the Developmental Golf Team has been working on both fundamental and advanced skills on and off campus. The Falcons have been taking advantage of the on campus facility, practicing their drives from 50, 100, and 200 yards. In addition, the team has been utilizing the Hotchkiss Golf Course and Canaan Country club to play at full sized courses on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mr Miles has been challenging the athletes with different styles of games including match play scrambles and other set-ups.
Coming soon…stay tuned for a wrap up of this years Fall Athletic Season, including reflections on the season from both players and coaches!