Scores and highlights from October 2 through October 6.
Tuesday, October 2 Varsity Volleyball vs. Ethel Walker: W 3-0
Wednesday, October 3 Varsity Field Hockey vs. Westminster: L 0-4
Varsity Soccer vs. Westminster: W 2-0 Recap: Porter's Varsity Soccer defeated Founders League opponents Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. The team started the game with a good tempo and combined well in the final third. For the first 15 minutes, Porter's Soccer controlled the game and had a few chances to score. Laura Gouvin '20 created two 1 on 1's for herself and an opportunity for Kyla Gallagher '20 but the score remained 0-0. Towards the later stages of the half Lauren Schramm '20 made a late run and hit the top of the bar from 20 yards. Westminster grew into the game and caused Porter's a few problems forcing the girls in green to play on the counter. Jenna Hall '20 punched a dangerous shot over the bar as Porter's finished the half under a little bit of pressure. Halftime consisted of a tactical discussion with and without the ball so that the team was able to influence the game as a team in the second half. Within minutes of the restart, Schramm '20 threw the ball to Carlyn Kosienski '19 who beat three players before driving the ball in at the near post. Only a couple of minutes later Gouvin '20 hit a first time ball over the top that enabled Gallagher '20 the opportunity to put the score at 2-0. Gallagher '20 then had another opportunity to make it 3-0 with only 8 minutes gone in the second half but the Westminster Keeper stood up to the challenge. Hall '20, Meghan Keating '20, Katie Konin '19, Gabby Owens '19, Molly Andrews '22, and Schramm '20 once again worked hard to restrict the opponents any time or space in the defensive third.
Varsity Volleyball vs. Wilbraham & Monson: W 3-0 Recap: Porter's Varsity Volleyball won in three straight sets against Wilbraham and Monson. Wilbraham and Monson kept it close through the first set, but Porter's settled down to handily win the second. Porter's started off slow in the third but pulled away in the end to win the set and game. Tiara Do '19 had the defensive play of the day, saving a point with a "pancake" dive.
Saturday, October 6 Varsity Cross Country @ Gordy Glover Invitational: 3rd place Recap: Porter's Cross Country traveled to Suffield Academy for the second time this season. This time it was for the Gordy Glover Invitational. The course was a little wetter than it was two weeks ago, but the team felt well prepared and the weather was ideal for running. In the end, Porter's placed 3rd out of 8 teams, the highest Porter's has placed at this race in several years. Special shoutouts go to Alexandra Poole '20 who finished 5th place overall and broke 20 minutes with a time of 19:51, and to Amy Wang '21 who was our 5th place runner, broke her PR by almost a minute, and just edged out a Sacred Heart runner at the end placing the Porter's Cross Country team just above them by one point!