On a beautiful fall day, the boys’ thirds joined the biennial Berkshire migration to Suffield, CT to play the Tigers on their home field on their Parents’ Weekend. The Suffield team was strong and very skilled, and had the early edge. They scored quickly and peppered the Berkshire goal during much of the first half. However, Henry Thomas was up to the challenge, and came up with many spectacular saves, keeping the Bears in the game. The Bears developed momentum, and the game continued to go back and forth. Near the end of the first half, Bryce Schuler knocked in a long volley from the left side to knot the score at 1-1. In the second half, the Bears appeared to have more momentum, but despite many excellent chances, could not capitalize on the many opportunities they had. Bryce Laigle held the Tigers at bay with a strong performance in the goal.
In addition to Bryce Schuler, forwards Pat Frey, Dillon Cunningham and Son Nguyen played well up front. Hunter Reynolds played a strong, physical game and Chris Kreke, with his outstanding passes, played extremely well in mid-field. Barclay Gammill and George Frick also played well in the middle. The defense was anchored, as always, by strong play from Quintin Pollart and Connor Shalleck. Charlie Quiantance, new to the starting line-up, played an excellent game as did Jim Streett and Noah Wilson. The Bears play Mt. Everett jv on Wednesday