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Soccer - Girls Varsity vs. Westminster

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: November 3, 2012

Result:Loss
Score:0 - 3

Event Recap:

On a cold and windy Saturday afternoon, the Bears took on the Martlets at home on Young field. Berkshire’s back line worked hard to defend a speedy and skilled Westminster offense. Hannah Cooke, Kyla Rabb, Allie Brazo and Eliza Farley communicated well and held the score at 0-0 for the duration of the first half despite several chances created by Westminster. Goalie Camryn Biasin was tested several times in the opening minutes of the game but held her own. Few chances were created by the Bears in the first half despite strong back and forth effort by Berkshire midfielders.  With about ten minutes to go in the first half, Westminster’s midfield moved the ball well and eventually found the back of the net off of a cross from the right side that was headed just over Biasin.  Minutes later a combination play in the midfield made it 0-2 to close out the half.

The Bears came out much stronger in the second half with more pressure and better ball movement. Rhiannon Vanderbeek, Hannah Cooke, Murphy Newman and Elizabeth Hosage were poised in the midfield with several attempts to send Eliza Stitcher and Keunna Dill through up top--but a strong Westminster defense continued to hold them off.  Lucy Hollister did a great job of anchoring the back line during the second half and sending everyone forward. Still 0-2 with 10 minutes left, Westminster found the back of the net again with an outside shot that floated past the keeper into the top corner. The Bears didn’t give up and played through the last whistle.

Looking ahead, Berkshire will travel to Northfield Mount Hermon to take on the Hoggers this Wednesday.

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