Porter's vs. Hotchkiss

Porter's Varsity Soccer took the long bus drive to play Class A and Founders League opponents Hotchkiss.  The girls in green knew how tough this game was going to be and were ready for the challenge against a team with many individual talents. 
Porter's gave an early ball away in a dangerous area but were let off, as the Hotchkiss forward could not hit the target from 8 yards out.  After only 12 minutes Hotchkiss were able to switch the play from left to right and the same energetic forward found a gap between the center backs to give the hosts the lead.  Porter's continued to find space in the attacking third and Kyla Gallagher '20 showed skill and determination as she guided into the area and played a perfect cross for Carlyn Kosienski '19 who made no mistake from 6 yards.  The first half was very open as both teams looked to combine in dangerous areas, however with less then 30 seconds remaining in the half Laura Gouvin '20 played a pass in behind that caused confusion between the keeper and defender allowing Kosienski '19 to get her second of the game and 13th of the season.
The entire team worked hard to limit the home teams shots and showed tremendous desire to protect the lead.  With seconds remaining Hotchkiss hit a powerful drive but Jenna Hall '20 pulled off a fantastic fingertip save to preserve the important Founders League win.  Meghan Keating '20, Gabby Owens '19 and Katie Konin '19 defended very well as did Ana Bartkiewicz '20 who seems to get better every game.  Kosienski '19 and Gallagher '20 look dangerous together each time they step on the field.

Next up Porter's Varsity Soccer hosts Choate in a game that will have huge ramifications on Founders League and the New England tournament.