Soccer - Girls Varsity
|Date:||October 20, 2012|
|Score:||4 - 0|
The Bears won their 5th game of the season on Parents Weekend against The Canterbury School. The Bears took advantage of not playing on Wednesday this week, and looked well rested and enthusiastic from the opening kick-off. From the opening kick-off the Bears pinned the visiting Saints in their end and had a number of chances in the first two minutes. Three minutes into the first half Elizabeth Hosage laid a ball back to senior captain Rhi Vanderbeek. Vanderbeek took a touch to create space and then drilled a ball from 22 yards to open the scoring. Immediately following the goal, the Bears got right back on the offensive and at the seven minute mark earned a corner kick. Keunna Dill played a short corner to Murphy Newman, who was playing in her second game since returning from injury; the quick play caught Canterbury by surprise and Newman quickly advanced the ball into the box and fired a left footed ball into the side netting for her first of the season. The Bears continued to press the visitors and the play remained in the Saints end for most of the half. At the twenty two minute mark, sophomore midfielder Ana Alvarenga fired a ball from the end-line the got through the keepers hands and crossed the line for Alvarenga's first of the season and gave the Bears a 3-0 lead which they held until the half.
The second half began in similar fashion, with the Bears controlling much of the possession and displaying good touch and control around the field. With ten minutes to go, freshman Eliza Stitcher played a great ball to Keunna Dill who beat two defenders and fired a ball through the Canterbury keeper's leg for the Bears' fourth of the match and Dill's ninth goal in eight games. Sophomore Melody Barros had her best performance of the season playing thirty five minutes in the mid-field, and the game also saw break-out performances by Caroline Slyer, Kate Klimaszewski, Lilly Weil and Grace Fowler. Junior Jackie Pape also played very well seeing time both on the wing and on the back line.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday with a Class-B matchup at home against Miss Porters.