Girls Soccer is still undefeated and rolling through all competitors. In the last three games, the girls’ tough defense only allowed a total of one goal while scoring close to 20 goals on the offensive side of the field. Despite having a large roster, everyone has been able to see some playing time in each game and regardless of who is playing, this year’s team is tough and competitive.
Boys Varsity Soccer continued its strong season with an incredibly exciting 1-0 win over Hotchkiss. On a very soggy field, the pace of the game slowed down and both teams struggled to move the ball effectively. With only a few minutes left in the game, IMS was able to sneak past the Hotchkiss defenders and score an excellent goal.
JV Boys Soccer returned to the Dutchess Day School tournament on a day which featured heavy rain and difficult playing conditions. Despite these obstacles, the boys played hard and had a great day. In their next game against Salisbury Central School, they were beat 1-0 but had many opportunities to tie the score or even win. They had a similar result against Kent Center School, losing a closely contested match. The coaches are encouraged how hard their team is playing and are confident that favorable results are coming.
5th and 6th Grade Soccer had a great tournament at Dutchess Day School. They took home second place, losing in the championship game on penalty kicks. In the next two games, both against Rumsey Hall, the Falcons were able to come away with victories, receiving contributions from every member of the team.
Cross Country continues to improve and impress in each race. In the past three races, almost everyone’s times have decreased significantly. As the season progresses, several of the runners who were not running well early in the year have gotten in better shape through hard work in practice and the determination is paying off in races.
The Mountain Biking team went to Kent for its next race. Sophia Marcus was the first girl to finish and many other members were able to place in the top 10, a feat that would not have happened earlier in the year. The difficult terrain at IMS prepared our riders to travel to other courses and be comfortable on unfamiliar trails.
Volleyball is rounding into mid-season form and playing excellently. Against Kent, the A team was able to bounce back from a poor first game and win the next three games to win the match. The team has fantastic leadership, showing their ability to be resilient in times of adversity. The B team also played its first two matches of the season. Against Oakwood Friends, Ciara Dellea was able to clinch a very close match with a great last serve. Falcons won, 2-1.
Golf does not compete in the fall but recently at Undermountain golf course during practice, Ryan Kim scored a hole in one! The golfers are learning so much this fall and the skills acquired now will set them up for a great season in the spring.