While the score did not go Dublin’s way, it was one of the best games of soccer played by the girls in recent memory. Vermont presented as an aggressive and physical team ad Dublin responded by exhibiting the same grit and determination. The Lady Wildcats got on the board first with a great strike by Forward Sabrina Hayden ’17 (Marlborough, NH). Vermont answered shortly after and the teams remained even at half time. Both teams continued their fast pace and intensity in the second stanza and the visitors were able to capitalize on 2 chances to take the lead. Dublin closed the gap late on a penalty kick from Bette Imhoff ’18 (Dublin, NH) but time would expire before the hosts could force a tie.
Goaltender Clare Halacy ’16 (Great Falls, VA) and rookie Defense McLaren Bristol ’19 (Greensboro, NC) were recognized as Women of the Match for their intense and excellent play.
Dublin (4-3, 3-2 RVAL) will play next against Hyde School (ME) at the Seacoast United Outdoor Complex on Wednesday October 14th.