December 10, 2019

Old Lyme Soccer Boys Face Immaculate in State Quarters This Afternoon, “We’re Peaking at the Right Time” (Coach Ally Gleason)

LYME/OLD LYME — Following on their 3-1 victory over Hale-Ray High School on Wednesday, the Old Lyme boys travel to Danbury, Conn., today to take on the Immaculate High School team in the quarter-finals of the CIAC Class S State Soccer Championship.

The game kicks off at 2 p.m.

Asked how she felt about Old Lyme reaching the state quarter-finals, Coach Ally Gleason responded, “This is an exciting time for our program. We haven’t been to the state tournament since 2016 and then only reaching the second round. Two of our seniors were on that varsity team.”

She continued, “So this is a whole new level for our team and I’m so happy that they get to experience the state tournament, especially our seniors. We have a very talented team and the boys have been working hard all season to prepare themselves for this.”

Gleason added, “We had a tough regular season plagued with injury and illness and now having everyone back, we’re peaking at the right time. I’m looking forward to today’s game no matter the outcome, even though a win (which I know we can do) would be the best, but to be back in the states now with the boys is surreal.”

She then asked herself rhetorically, “How great would it be to get to the championship? Pretty remarkable I’d say. And the best part? They have what it takes to get there. Go Wildcats!”

This is a terrific achievement for first-year coach Ally Gleason, so we also say a heartfelt, “GO WILDCATS!”

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