Girls Soccer continued to dominate in all matches. Still without a loss, the girls have barely let anything past their tough defense and they continue to score with excellent efficiency. In their most recent game, the whole roster was able to see time on the field as they put down Rumsey Hall, 6-0.
Boys Varsity Soccer suffered its first loss of the season to Millbrook. Despite moving the ball and playing well, the older Millbrook squad was to fast and physical for a banged up IMS team. The 4-0 result was a reminder that no team is invincible and the boys have responded with new-found intensity and drive.
JV Boys Soccer kept up a good season in recent games. The skills and development that the coaches have been working on is clearly starting to show up on the field during games. The boys move the ball and play very smart soccer, regardless of the ability of the opponent.
5th and 6th Grade Soccer is still enjoying a really successful fall campaign. With great leadership from the returning 6th graders, the team is able to navigate its way out of closely contested games and come away victorious. Russel Soja and Jack Nestler have also been cornerstones in net for the team all season, keeping the other team off the scoreboard and allowing more opportunities for IMS to possess the ball.
Cross Country hosted its second home meet of the year against Rumsey and Dutchess Day School. With an exciting final kick, Simon Savoy was able to take second place, finishing just behind a very impressive Rumsey runner. New to the sport, Simon has taking to running very well and has almost limitless endurance during practice and races. His coaches marvel at his ability to push himself, seemingly to the max, only to increase his performance the next time around.
The Mountain Biking team went to South Kent for its most recent race. Alan Dai was the first IMS finisher, a feat that would have seemed very unlikely earlier this season. In his first few months riding trails, Alan has gone from someone who was relatively uncomfortable with any adverse terrain to someone who will push hard going uphill and descend swiftly. This improvement is a testament to Alan’s work ethic and his natural affinity for mountain biking. As a sixth grader, it will be exciting to see how he progresses in future seasons at IMS.
Volleyball has struggled through some injuries to some key players but has kept battling. In two recent matches, against Hotchkiss and Millbrook, the girls have lost by very close margins. Against the older teams, the team relied on communication and determination to overcome the taller and more skilled competition. As they move into the final few weeks of the year, the girls hope to finish this season on the upswing!