KUA scores three in the second half to defeat Proctor
The Wildcats traveled to Proctor Academy for a mid-afternoon showdown with the Hornets. The two teams matched up well in the first half with skilled possession soccer in the midfield and few through balls behind the aggressive backs on both sides of the turf. In the second half, Gracie Gamache outraced the Proctor backline to a throughball from Kyra Russman-Araya and was tripped as she was shootting. A red carrd was shown to the Proctor defender and a PK awarded to the Wildcats. Russman-Araya finished the PK and KUA went up 1-0. Moments later, Scout Beaupre drove a 40 yard direct kick just above the 6 yard mark and Maike Lasser finished a one time side volley into the near side upper ninety. As the Wildcats gained momentum, Gracie Gamache took the ball from the midline deep into the eighteen and drove a low cross across the six. A Proctor defender inadvertenly knocked the ball into her own net and KUA led 3-0. Keeper Olivia Brooker handled a few dangerous Hornet crosses and the backline of Molly Davis, Anna Rogers, Lina Tommola, and Casey Allen did their part to limit outside shots and any throughballs. KUA (4-1) plays St Pauls on Wednesday on Pope Field.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.