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Soccer - Boys Junior Varsity vs. Williston

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: September 29, 2012

Result:Win
Score:5 - 1

Event Recap:

Twelve minutes into our first home game on the turf, Berkshire's central defender Andre Bogdanovic '15 played a long ball forward to JP Alvarez '16 who passed the ball to Dan Driscoll '15 in the box. Dan laid it off to Hunter Borwick '16 who notched his second goal for the Bears by sliding the ball past the keeper.  The Bears continued to put pressure on Williston for the remainder of the half and while they maintained most of the possession, were unable to generate any more scoring opportunities.  The Bears could switch field but Williston's defense prevented us from getting within 25 yards of the goal.  At halftime, with Berkshire up 1-0, Coach Ibanez insisted that every member of the team take more shots. Thankfully, the team heard his plea and within the first two minutes, Berkshire's forward Sam Lewis '14 had a wide open shot from the penalty spot that he blasted over the top bar.  As the Bears' pressure wore down Williston's defense, more and more opportunities presented themselves.  Jimmy McKee '15 played a great corner to Chris Zaffanella '15 whose header looked like it might beat the keeper but was well saved.  In the 17th minute, Lewis had a breakaway against the keeper but played the ball directly into the keeper's body.  In the 18th minute, a cross from Berkshire bounced off a Williston player into their own net for Berkshire's second goal.  While it wasn't pretty, this seemed to provide the momentum the Bears needed and winger Charlie Corcoran '15 scored shortly after from inside the box to put the Bears up 3-0.  Jason Tao '16 came in to midfield and Alvarez and he began to distribute balls very effectively to the corner flags.  Thirty-two minutes in, Tao saw Borwick open just behind the defense and played a ball to Borwick for his second goal of the game.  While Berkshire continued to press, Williston's defense cleared a ball and their forwards and midfield quickly attacked a somewhat disorganized defensive unit.  As the ball moved in a scrum closer to Berkshire's own net, the rest of the team watched.  Williston was able to notch a goal with six minutes remaining to bring the score to 4-1.  In the final minutes of the game, Corcoran, Alvarez, and Borwick combined again for Hunter's third goal and his first hat trick.   The pace of the second half showed a much improved team with a desire to win.  It was a strong finish to the game and puts us in good stead for some of our upcoming opponents.

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