Junior Varsity vs. Eagle Hill
Eagle Hill came to MacDuffie this afternoon to play the JV’s second home game. MacDuffie seemed to come together as a team and was communicating effectively and put forth a great effort on the field. Unfortunately, MacDuffie came up on the losing side, 6-2 and is 0-2 on the season. Mirue Choi once again scored two MacDuffie goals. Everyone saw playing time and despite losing, spirits were high.
Junior Varsity vs. Marianapolis
Boys JV soccer entertained Marianapolis on Wednesday September 24. The game got off to a flying start for the Mustangs when Walker Tian scored from a very tight angle in the second minute of the game. In a very open first half, both teams created several good chances. Yun Go and Matthew Park led the front line, with Mirue Choi and Breno Pinheiro dictating play in the midfield. The speed of Leo Zhang was causing the visitors numerous problems throughout. The game remained 1-0 until the last 10 minutes when the referee called a fowl in the box and awarded Marianapolis a penalty kick. The kick was converted successfully with minutes remaining, the Marianapolis attack broke through the defense, and on this occasion Tri Nguyen was unable to make the stop. The game ended 2-1 in favor of Marianapolis. Congratulations to the boys on a terrific team effort, with special mention to both goalkeepers Nathan Varney and Tri Nguyen, as well as the rock of a defense that was held together brilliantly by Ty Eddington and Nathan Enders.
Varsity vs. St. Andrews
@ Canterbury Invitational
On Saturday, September 20th, the cross-country team competed at the Canterbury Invitational.
In the Division II boys’ race, out of a field of 112 boys, Evan Murdock placed 17th with a time of 19:14. Ethan Shelburne also broke 20 minutes, coming in 35th with a time of 19:45. In the Division II girls’ race, Nicolette Peterson ran a fantastic race, beating a competitor at the line for 3rd place in a field of 113 runners with the time of 20:26. Overall, the team put forth a great effort and almost every runner ran a personal best for the season.
On Wednesday, September 24th, the cross-country team competed at the Marianapolis Invitational. Despite the challenging schedule of the past several weeks, the team continued to run well. Evan Murdock placed 18th in a field of 215 runners, with the time of 19:21. Nicolette Peterson placed 3rd in a field of 122, with a time of 20:36. The boys’ team placed 12th out of 17, and the girls’ team placed 7th out of 12.
Varsity vs. Masters School
The Lady Mustangs made it 4 from 4 with a hard fought win against the Masters School, CT. The early stages of the game saw MacDuffie slowly gaining the majority of the possession and territorial advantage, but no goals to show for their increasing dominance. It was not until the 20th minute that Ava Marion broke the deadlock and put the Mustangs ahead. Before the interval, Ania Ludkiewicz netted a brace to put the Mustangs 3-0 to the good, the second coming from an assist from Emilee Auclair. During the second half the Mustangs got into their passing rhythm and attacking flow early, notching a fourth from the left foot of Mia Levesque, on a pass from Courtney Hurley. Ania completed her hat trick in the 14th minute of the half, and added a fourth before the final whistle, on an assist from her sixth grade sister Kasia. In the absence of goalkeeper Ryleigh Cauley through injury, thanks go to Maddie Levesque and Kristina Smith for stepping up to play in-between the sticks.
Varsity @ The Winchendon School
The Mustangs lost to Winchendon 25-16, 25-23 and 25-9. The first two games were really competitive and the close loss in the 2nd game was too much to overcome.