Soccer - Girls Junior Varsity
|Date:||November 3, 2012|
|Score:||0 - 5|
On a rather crisp and windy Saturday afternoon, the Bears took on the Marlets of Westminster School. From the blow of the first whistle, both teams hustled around the field and challenged each other in hope for possession of the ball. There was a lot of this back-and-forth for the first 20 minutes of play. Edging in on some momentum were the Marlets, as they challenged Berkshire keeper Kylie Wilkes '16 with some impressive long-range shots. Wilkes did an excellent job of getting to the balls even with the swift winds that carried them at a speedy pace. Despite very strong efforts for the Bears, the Marlets were able to capitalize on their chances, and had two quick goals at the 22 and 17 minute marks. Each Berkshire player went onto the field with determination and effort in attempt to keep the Westy shots at bay. Hustling all over the field with grit and tenacity were Eloise Morrow '14 and Hallie Mather '15. The Bears held the opponent off for a over 12 minutes, but in the last 10 minutes of the half allowed 3 more goals to sneak in.
Determined to forget about the first half, the Bears rallied and brushed off the Marlet goals and went into the final 40 minutes of play with even more zest and fire than they began the game with. Anna Heissenbuttel '13 at sweeper powered any oncoming balls out of Bear territory. Molly Crabtree '15 and Allie McEarlean '14 made some awesome attempts to attack the Westminster goal, definitely posing a challenge to their keeper. Taylor Willi '16 used her strong kick to send the forwards and middies some nice balls, but the Westy defense was able to hold off these Bear attempts. While Berkshire was not able to get on the scoreboard, they showed much character to come back and allow zero goals against in the second half. That was a truly commendable performance and result, and the Bears should be proud of their efforts to hold off the Marlets at the end of the game. The final score was 5-0 Westminster. The Bears will hold their heads high as they approach their final two games of the season against Kent and Millbrook.