Posted by: Staff | 10.15.2009

Dexter out Muscles Boys Varsity: 2-0

Tyler StarrTYLER STARR ’10


David ThomasAfter tieing Landmark 2-2 and losing to Pingree 1-0, the Boys Varsity Soccer team looked to get their first win in the home game opener against out of league rivals Dexter. Beaver beat Dexter last year, 1-0, in a close game where Beaver dominated but could not find the back of the net. This year Dexter’s players seemed much larger than in the past, which became a major factor in the game.

Unfortunately, the referees did not do a sufficient job of controlling Dexter’s overly aggressive play which led to many missed fouls. There was one yellow card handed out to a Dexter player at the beginning of the game, but there could easily have been at least five more handed out throughout the rest of the game.

In the first half, Beaver started very strong and maintained possession for the majority of the time. Dexter used their size to dispossess Beaver’s mid-fielders. With fifteen minutes left in the half, there was a defensive lapse which led to Dexter’s first goal. Beaver started to lose energy for the rest of the half, and Dexter scored another goal in the closing minutes making it 2-0.

Beaver Country Day SchoolAfter an up lifting speech from new coach Steve Schechter, Beaver came out with much more fight in the second half. Despite out shooting Dexter in the second half, Beaver was shut out. The team fought with a lot of heart. Matty Friedman ’10 played a terrific game and has really done an amazing job playing defense for the first time in his career.

Injuries have been prohibiting Beaver’s success this fall. There are seventeen players on the varsity squad this year, and several have been on and off the disabled list. Sophomore goalie, Jon Mamon, suffered a concussion during the Pingree game, Charlie Segar, a strong midfielder and goal scorer, just returned to the team this past week and had been out with flu like symptoms, and Jonathon Rodriguez mysteriously injured his ankle in practice and currently is on crunches. The roster is now fourteen players deep, leaving the team with three subs. Despite the obstacles, the team looks forward to having a winning season.


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