RHAM heads into post-season with strong record, great team chemistry
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
After winning the Class L state championship in 2010, the RHAM girls’ soccer team lost a number of key players and struggled a bit for 2011. They still managed to put together a winning record last year, ending the regular season with an 8-6-2 record and advancing to the semifinal round of the state championship, where they lost to Avon, the eventual winners of Class L for 2011.
This year, with a number of seniors heading up the roster, the RHAM Sachems are even stronger. Co-captains Brianna Byrne, Kat Titterton and Sydney Aldrich head up a team that includes a total of 10 seniors, many of whom have been playing together since elementary school. Head coach Melissa Kissane, who took over the team this year with assistant coach Becky Curtin, said that the 2012 Sachems have great team chemistry.
Coming into an Oct. 26 game against Fermi, RHAM had a record of 10-3. The RHAM chemistry showed against Fermi, as the Sachems continually foiled any attempts at momentum through communication, coordination, and skilled passing. Midway through the first half, the Sachems were already ahead by 3-0, and they ended up taking the game with a final score of 7-0, with RHAM goals spread out throughout the roster.
The Sachems won an Oct. 28 game against Rocky Hill by a final score of 2-0. Their final game of the regular season was scheduled for Oct. 30 against Rockville, and would most likely be disrupted by Hurricane Sandy.
As of Oct. 29, the CCC hadn’t listed ranking for the post-season league tournament, scheduled to take place Nov. 1 and Nov. 3.
Also as of Oct. 29, RHAM was holding onto the number 3 position for the Class L state championship, behind East Lyme (14-0) and Avon (12-1-2).