In a game of highs and lows for both sides, the Wildcats and Big Red ended in a 1-1 tie. Despite the cold temps and high winds, both teams kept the ball on the ground and played skilled, possession soccer. Exeter nearly struck early with a low drive off the far post. KUA had two good chances of their own in the first half, but had to settle for a 0-0 tie at the half. Twenty minutes into the second half, Exeter nearly struck again, but KUA keeper, Olivia Brooke dove to her left and held on to keep the game scoreless. Moments later, Gracie Gamache found Maike Lasser at 20 yards for a patented laser just out of reach of the Exteter keeper's hands. KUA 1- Exeter 0. KUA nearly found the back of the net on two more opportunities, but could not come up with the insurance goal. With 5 minutes remaining, Exeter snuck through on a counter and found the back of the net from a the top of the box. KUA 1- Exeter 1. Though a heartbbreaking finish, the Wildcats walked off the field with their heads high and proud, once again, of their determined, disciplined effort. KUA (6-3-1) plays Friday night against Proctor under the lights 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.