Porter's Varsity Soccer lost their first game of the season against Class A and current Founders League champions Choate on Saturday afternoon. The girls in green were playing their third game in 6 days and had to dig deep physically and mentally against talented opposition.
Choate started the game very well and put a lot of pressure on which resulted in hitting the crossbar twice, one of those efforts was tipped over by the impressive Jenna Hall '20. An early injury did not help as the team tried to regroup and slow the pace of the game down. The team showed more composure for the remainder of the first half and did a remarkable job of staying in the game when they were under a difficult spell. The second half was a more even affair and Carly Kosienski '19 tested the keeper from 20 yards out. Gabby Owens '19 had a point blank header saved with 30 minutes remaining. In a game of small margins Choate got on the end of a second ball in the 6-yard box to take the lead with 7 minutes remaining. The team should be proud of their effort and although they did not get the result they wanted they gave everything they had. Porter's Varsity Soccer (14-1-1) only have 1 day to recover as they travel to Ethel Walker on Monday for a 3:15pm kick off. The last week of regular season will be vital in establishing the seeding for the New England tournament.