Monomoy Girls Soccer Plays To Rain-Soaked Tie Against Rising Tide

By: Kat Szmit

Topics: School Sports , Monomoy Regional School District , Monomoy Regional High School , Sports , Soccer

Monomoy's Maggie Dever (16) keeps her eyes forward as she looks for an open teammate to funnel the ball to, away from Rising Tide opponent Tabitha Champney, while teammate Abby Higgins (5) cheers her on during game play against Sturgis East on Oct. 13. Kat Szmit Photo

HARWICH – Monomoy proved a dominating force in their rainy Oct. 13 game against Rising Tide, but while the rain fell, the goals didn't and the Sharks had to settle with a 1-1 tie against the Herons in Cape and Islands League play.

“I feel like we absolutely dominated possession and shots and corner kicks and every other conceivable category other than the scoreboard, so we need to put the ball in the net,” said Monomoy head coach Jenn Peterson. “Kelsey Olson had chances but they had the one shot and that was it.”

Olson scored the first goal of the game with five minutes left in the first half on a solid assist from Abby Wallace, but while the Sharks earned eight corners in the outing, they couldn't add to their score.

Meanwhile, a persistent Rising Tide squad continued pushing against Monomoy's defense, ultimately netting a goal on their only shot in the game to tie things up at 1-1 with 10 minutes left in game play.

Fans braving the wet weather cheered on their Sharks with gusto from the stands, their shouts and heavy sighs punctuating the on-field action.

“I thought Dakota Hesse in the midfield had a good game,” said Peterson. “And Kelsey Olson had a number of opportunities, and Abby Higgins was playing great, and in the back I thought Leah Nash held it down.”

The Sharks travel to face Sturgis West today at 4 p.m., with their next home game set for Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. against Sturgis East. Their last remaining regular season games include D-Y, Nauset, and St. John Paul II. Overall, Monomoy stands at 8-3-2, and 7-2-2 in the Cape and Islands League.