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Fall Season Culminates in New England Champs Games
November 26, 2012
Boys football and soccer teams saw their seasons culminate in their respective New England championship games this past weekend. Although both teams were unable to notch wins in their final games, congratulations go out to both teams on great seasons!
Boys soccer had beaten Loomis Chaffee at Exeter on Wednesday November 14 in their quarterfinal match. The 2 teams fought to a standstill after playing to a 0-0 tie in regulation and playing two overtimes. Exeter won in dramatic fashion on penalty kicks by a score of 4 goals to 2! The team then traveled to Worcester Academy for the semi-final match on Saturday and came out on top 2-1. Kyle Robinson was the offensive player of the game, scoring both goals for the Big Red, including a spectacular bicycle kick for the game winning goal. Defensive player of the game goes to Curtis Arsenault who was a force in the penalty area. On Sunday morning, Exeter was at Middlesex School to play Berkshire for the championship match. The final score was a 2-0 loss for Exeter, who finished the season with an impressive 16-3-2 record. For details on the championship game, here is a berkshireeagle.com story. Here is another posting on the team's 3rd in-the-nation prep school ranking.
Meanwhile, the football championship featured 2 undefeated 8-0 teams, as Exeter made the long trip to Easthampton, MA where they played Salisbury School. It was a tight game that was not settled until late in the game. For more details on the final game of the season, check out this story on boston.com.
Congratulations on the remarkable success of several other teams over the November 10 weekend.
Kudos go out to the boys water polo team, who captured the NEPSAC championship bowl at the Interschols playoffs hosted by PEA. Exeter was the number 1 seed, followed by number 2 Choate, number 3 Deerfield and number 4 Brunswick. Exeter had lost during the season to Brunswick, but beat Deerfield late in the season and also Choate in a hard-fought overtime win. Exeter relied on its tough defense during the tournament as they held Brunswick to 2 goals in their first game. In the championship game against Choate, they won in convincing fashion 11-4.
Boys cross-country traveled to Loomis Chaffee in Connecticut for their Interschols competition. As the dominating team from the fall season, PEA lived up to expectations winning the championship race, with Kieran Scannell '13 placing first.
GO BIG RED!
— Mike Catano