On Friday the Girls Lacrosse team met Hyde School at the Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping, NH. This was the Wildcats first match of the season and only the second time on a full field while Hyde had played their first game two days previous.
Hyde came out of the gate with determination as they jumped to a quick three goal lead in the opening minutes. The Dublin team quickly caught their breaths and settled into their game. Stella Davis '18 (Dublin, NH) led an offensive charge, first by controlling the draw and then making precision passes and shots in the offensive end. After giving up the first 3 goals, the Wildcats went on a 10-1 run to close out the first half.
Dublin had already started the game missing five players to a field trip. At the break Davis also had to leave the game leaving the Wildcats with just one player on the bench. Hyde was able to take full advantage as they slowly clawed back into the game through the second stanza. Fatigue and inexperience led to Dublin turnovers and despite valiant defensive efforts Dublin found themselves tied 12-12 with less than one minute to play. Unable to control the draw the Wildcats scrambled to keep Hyde out of shooting range, but a well placed pass and ensuing shot put Hyde in the lead for good as the final seconds ticked away.
Davis was joined by Bette Imhoff '18 (Dublin, NH) each with four goals. Senior Sabrina Hayden (Marlborough,NH) contributed two goals as did Freshman Agnes Macy (Dublin, NH). Ninth grade goaltender Caitlin Hegarty (Durham, NH) made twelve saves in the effort.
Dublin will host Kimball Union Academy on Wednesday at Sodexho Field on the campus of Franklin Pierce University.