Despite missing a significant chunk of the team for the weekend's game, Millbrook had another one of their best performances of the season. The team showed up to play. The first half was back and forth. Noah Schwartz bravely stepped up to play goalie given his limited past experience in the net. He played incredibly given the circumstances, making some nice stops and keeping the team together. Gunnery was the first to score in the first half, but Connor Bressette responded quickly after with a strike from 30 yards out after spotting the goalie off his line. An unfortunate series of events led to another ball in the back of Millbrook's net to end the half down 2-1.
The second half was a different story. Despite having limited subs, the team dug deep and found a new level inside, rising to the challenge. Nick Rayman was the first to score in the second half, tying the game and keeping the limited (yet loyal!) fans on the sideline enticed. The team defended extrememly well–Bud and Zach shutting down many plays down the middle. Henry Frankenbach and August P were stepping up to win the ball and aggressively keeping it in Gunnery's end. Harry DeLana had one of his best games yet, getting on the ball and playing simply and quickly. Jacob Domber and Sam Jones were on top of their game, giving their 100% at center midfield and working until the very last whistle. Cheese had one of his best games of the season, holding up the ball, picking up his head, and finding teammates who were open. Apirith was all over the place on the left-side of the field, and almost added his name to the tally several times. Jack had a solid game off the bench, and Nick Sosnow provided an increidble amount of energy in the midfield.
'Brook really turned on the jets toward the end of the game. August was in the right place at the right time to put one in at the back post. Connor Bressette continued to be a threat from outside of the box, scoring not one but two more rips from outside the 18 to earn himself a hat trick. Despite his love for lacrosse, he's clearly a soccer player at heart! Overall, it was an incredible team effort. What mattered was the perseverance and effort from the entire team on this chilly fall day, and the result followed.