Dublin hosted Rocky Hill School, a high-level, gifted NEPSAC team on a cold, rainy day on upper field. Dublin's strategy was to fire shots on goal in the slippery conditions, and charge the net for second-chance opportunities. A shot from Ben Simon (New York, NY) in the first half trickled out of the keeper's grasp, nearly resulting in a goal. Ben also stepped up to play outside back later in the game. He successfully cleared a dangerous corner kick and made several other critical defensive stops. Rocky Hill also had multiple chances in the first half, pinging one shot off the crossbar and having several more stopped by Joe DuPont-Roche (Peterborough, NH).
Six minutes into the second half, Rocky Hill managed to get past Dublin's back line, and put in the game's first goal. Several minutes later, a hand ball by Dublin inside the 18 resulted in a successful PK by Rocky Hill. Dublin didn't let up their effort, nearly scoring on breakaways by Fab Joseph (Easton, PA) and by Otto Vogel (Dublin, NH) in the final minutes of the game. After the game, we hosted Rocky Hill at our dining hall as per our inter-school tradition.