It was an outstanding weekend in New England and neither the weather nor The Winchendon School could be beaten with Cross-Country notching a win and the girls’ soccer game ending in a tie!
CROSS COUNTRY WINS
According to Coach Moorshead, “To put it simply, this season has been full of surprises. Our biggest surprise was this past meet against Worcester Academy. Worcester is a much bigger school and to some, this may be very intimidating, but not to this team! They welcomed the challenge and raced like true professionals. In the last leg of the race, Patrick Stevens found his footing and picked up the pace to secure a first-place finish. How many people have the ability to get to the end and find a 6th gear? Only the greats and Saturday was filled with only the greatest effort.”
With the season winding down, Coach Moorshead added, “I’m looking forward to seeing these competitors finish strong as the season winds down, but I could not be more proud and impressed with the work ethic, determination, and grit these young men and women have brought to each and every race.”
GIRLS SOCCER IN A TIE
The Winchendon School Varsity Soccer team took on Kents Hill on our home field. Kents Hill was able to get on the board first after a deflected shot went off of a Winchendon player and into the net. Brenna Hauver stayed strong in net, not letting up any more goals and making nearly 15 saves, two of which were breakaways from when Kents Hill broke from the pack down the field but Hauver remained a brick wall. Winchendon tied the game up with a beautiful play starting from the midfield. Paige Pomerleau fed a beautiful ball down the line towards Kents Hills corner, where Julia Brennan was able to cross the ball to a waiting Sophia Washington who sent the ball home, tying the game 1-1.
After 80 minutes of play, the game was still tied, sending both teams into a 10 minute overtime. Winchendon stayed strong on their defensive end and had multiple opportunities but Kents Hill was able to match our offensive pressure with their strong defense.
After 90 minutes of play, the game ended in a 1-1 tie.