The varsity girls soccer team road the fantastic individual performances of Tess, Devon, and Alex to coordinate unselfish team play in a strong but losing effort on Friday against a determined Berkshire School team that included many Indian Mountain alumni. 

IMS scored the first goal of the match ten minutes into the game, and that goal began an exciting sequence of events that showed the teams to be evenly matched for much of the game.  Both teams’ athletes used the whole field as they moved the ball fluidly from defense to offense and attempted to gain an advantage in a fast-paced game.

The game was tied 2 – 2 at the half, and the matchup continued to be excellent during the second half of play.  Finally, in the final rounds, the older Berkshire athletes were able to wear down the energy of the hard fighting IMS players to take a 4-3 lead that they successfully extended to 6-3 by the end of the game.

Alex had an amazing first half in goal for the IMS team, and IMS coaches are excited about her potential.  She finished the game recording 11 saves, and she also contributed well placed kicks and throws as the team converted back into their attack following Berkshire athletes shots on goal.  Indian Mountain goals were scored by Devon and Tess.  Devon scored with a shot that ricocheted off the left corner post, while Tess had two beautiful shots following surges in which she wove through Berkshire defenders.

Coaches Neary and Page were very happy with their players’ efforts. Indian Mountain players suffered some injuries during the game, and the girls stepped up to play as hard as they could throughtout the match despite having few substitutes while battling the extreme humidity of the day.

The varsity girls play their next game on Wednesday at IMS against Millbrook.