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Leaving it All Out There

As the days and moments of the 2021 fall season wind down, Proctor boarded the Hornet bus to make their way east to Wolfeboro. The Bobcats have been having a stellar season so the Hornets came in hoping to play spoiler. With a game plan in hand and a determined feeling in the air, Proctor readied themselves. 

As the game got underway, the Hornets attacked effectively by disrupting the flow of the game for the Bobcats and using pace and physicality up the field. As the first half developed not a whole lot separated the two squads until the 15th minute when Cassidy Joslin ('22) played a through ball behind the Brewster backline which Juju Hoder ('23) ran down and slipped passed the charging goalkeeper. What followed was an onslaught of pressure from Brewster as they looked for an answer to the backline. Ultimately their pressure would pay off as the high pressure forced a turnover that the Bobcats were able to pass into the corner. Despite the setback, the Proctor squad continued to battle and push forward when the opportunity presented. Good discipline throughout the field kept the Bobcats at a distance. Then with about ten minutes remaining in the frame, the Bobcats struck again. This time a loose ball off a corner found the foot of a Brewster midfielder who took the chance well and gave Brewster their first lead of the game. The lead would have grown if not for brave goalkeeping from Vic Morales ('22) and a goal line save from defender Eliza Lewis ('23).

The second half saw more of the same as the Bobcats held the majority of possession but were met with resistance when they tried to get to the dangerous areas. Strong work from the midfield core limited possession in the middle and a consistently dangerous looking counter kept the Bobcats on their toes. Another goal line save from a defender was made by Lola Randolph ('23) as she cleaned up from another quality first save made by Morales. Ultimately, the scoreline would remain as the Hornets fell just short on the scoreboard.

While no team wants to celebrate a loss, it is worth noting that the Hornets brought their level up to create issues for a Bobcats team that has featured a potent offense and stingy defense all season. This Proctor squad walked off the pitch today with a great deal of pride in their effort. Heads held high as they went toe-to-toe with one of New England's best teams. There is a lot of good to build on from the game, but as we broke our huddle there was a common sense of purpose as the Hornets know that today is not the day we want to play our best game. With Holderness on the horizon, the Hornets will be buzzing as we go back to work for our biggest game of the season.
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