Soccer - Boys Thirds
|Date:||September 28, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 5 - Gunnery 2|
Twelve minutes into our home game on the Stewart pitch, Berkshire's midfielder Eui Jin Hwang '17 took a tremendous shot on goal from 25 yards that hit the crossbar and bounced back to the feet on Barclay Gammill’ 16 inside the box. Gammill put the ball inside the net where it should have been in the first place. This goal did set the tone for the rest of the game. The Bears continued to put pressure on Gunnery for the remainder of the half maintaining most of the possession and generating many scoring opportunities. The second goal came when Gammill took an excellent corner kick that was superbly headed into the net by Corey Wieczorek’ 16. The young bears were giving a good impression with good passing.
At halftime, with Berkshire up 2-0, Coach Ibanez insisted that team take more shots to put the game into our bag for good. Thankfully, the team heard his plea and within the first few minutes, a great combination between Gammill and Wieczoreck resulted in Gammill’s second goal and third for Berkshire. As the Bears pressure wore down Gunnery's defense, more and more opportunities presented themselves, but we also left our door open and the first goal against us went up on the scoreboard. Harry Smith '16 were not deterred by that goal and decided to dribble pass three of Gunnery’s defenders finding himself alone in front of the goalie. Smith scored his first goal this season. While Berkshire continued to press, Gunnery's defense cleared a ball and their midfielders 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. Gunnery was able to notch a goal with ten minutes remaining to bring the score to 4-1. Shortly after that, Brady Wilson’ 17 sent a through ball to Tanner Boyle’ 17 who sentenced the game with a fifth goal. The pace of today’s game 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.