In a game that always proves to be a fight to the finish, the Berkshire Bears took on the Falcons of IndianMountain School on Friday afternoon in Lakeville, CT. The Falcons came off stronger from the start,getting multiple dangerous shots on the Berkshire goal. Soon into the first half, a Falcons forwardsoared a long hard shot over the head of the Berkshire defense and into the corner of the Bears’ net.After some more hard play from both sides, IMS had another similar opportunity, and again finished fora goal. Smart and aggressive play by goalie, Lauren Henman ’14, along with strong defense by NeekaDaemi ’17, Alea Laigle ’17 and Hadley Laskowski ‘14, kept Berkshire in the game at 0-2.
In the second half, Henman stepped out from her goalie position to play some attack, and the Bearscame out a different team—ready for a comeback. Mia Vantine ’16 stepped into the goalie position andshut the Falcons out in the second half. About three minutes into the half, Erin Dillon ’17 scored forBerkshire with great placement of the ball to the back corner of the net. Midfielders Dillon and KylieWilkes ’16 continued to hustle and fight to get the ball up into the Berkshire offensive zone, and weresuccessful when Emmi Graebner ’14 tapped a rebounded ball into the back of the net to tie the score attwo. Both teams continued to fight hard until the end, looking for a win, but this one would end in a tie.It was an intense and well-played game, and the Bears should be proud of their comeback.
Berkshire faces Taft Saturday at 2:30 in their home opener.