Thrilling Game Marks the Start of an Exciting Season
The second half started much like the first, with some monstrous body checks and hard fought battles for ground balls. Following a personal foul on Dutchess Day, IMS found themselves with an extra man on offense and took advantage with their first goal of the season. Ernesto blasted a well placed shot past the DDS goalie to cut the deficit to 1. Strong play at both ends of the field continued throughout the 3rd quarter including mastrerful stick checks by lacrosse newcomer, Carlos and physical play by midfielders Daniel and Jack. Wyatt continued to be strong in net making numerous key plays, important clearing passes, and a total of 7 saves on the day.
Still down 2-1 in the fourth quarter, Indian Mountain stepped up the pressure and put forth their greatest effort of the day. Alvaro nearly knotted up the score with a blistering shot that went just wide of the net, and Daniel followed it up with a laser off the crossbar. Feeling as though the equalizer was coming, IMS stepped up their ball movement and continued to gain possesions of the ground balls. Daniel found himself with an opening and ripped a shot past the DDS goaltender to tie the game a few minutes before time ran out. Overall, it was a thrilling start to the season and great game for the Falcons.