Game Recap: Wayland girls soccer falls to Boston Latin at home


Credit: Courtesy of Ed Warner

Wayland girls varsity soccer gathers together to discuss the game against Boston Latin. Wayland would lose a disappointing game 2-1, before recovering against Waltham in a 1-0 win.

Following a 4-1 loss against Newton South, the Wayland girls varsity soccer team looked to rebound against Boston Latin on Oct. 11. Unfortunately, they would fall 2-1 against a Boston Latin team that only had one win on the season.

Wayland set the tone early on. Senior captain Lauren Medeiros and senior Julia Raymond displayed great chemistry, with beautiful crosses from Medeiros and great through passes from Raymond that led to some close chances. But the first blood would be drawn from two freshmen, as freshman Jackie Rainville connected with freshman Zoe Mittelsteadt for the opener just seven minutes in.

The celebration would be short-lived, however, as Boston Latin would respond just minutes later from a rebounded shot. Despite such a goal occurring, the defense played and would continue to play pretty solid throughout the competition.

After a couple more chances came and went, including a shot from Rainville off of a Medeiros cross going just over the net, Boston Latin would flip the momentum once again and net a second goal 30 minutes in. Medeiros almost evened the score one minute later, only for her shot to bounce off the crossbar. Rainville would add a chance of her own as the half came to a close, but to no avail.

The second half started with an early chance from senior Sammy Johnson, yet it also failed to find the back of the net. The Wayland push continued for most of the second half, with the last significant chance coming off of a free kick with 20 minutes remaining. Junior captain Samantha Tyska took the kick, feeding it to Johnson for a narrow miss.

After that, the game devolved into more back and forth ball. Wayland made a couple of significant saves near the end of the game, but the offense couldn’t capitalize to escape with a tie.

Wayland would win the next match against Waltham 1-0, before losing consecutive games against Westford Academy, Weston and Lynnfield, and tying Cambridge Rindge and Latin 0-0. The last two games of the Warriors’ season comes in DCL tournament play, as they look to end on a positive note.