Soccer - Girls Junior Varsity
|Date:||September 28, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 1 - Kent 0|
The Bears faced the Lions of Kent School on Saturday. The weather felt more like summer than fall—bright and sunny, and not a trace of wind in the air—a perfect day for a soccer game. The first half play was dominated by the Lions, as Berkshire players were continuously being beaten to the ball, creating a tiring and frustrating first half for the Bears. Many Kent opportunities were luckily met with relentless play by Berkshire keeper Lauren Henman ’14 and center back Hadley Laskowski ’14. Forward Sarah Rogers ’14 created a few possibilities for Berkshire, carrying the ball down the field, but was not able to get enough support to turn them into scoring opportunities.
The Bears came out much stronger at the start of the second half, hustling to balls and keeping better possession. Some great back and forth passing by Kylie Wilkes ’16, Erin Dillon ’17, and Emily Walsh ’16 gave Berkshire some chances at the Lions net, but the score remained 0-0 for much of the game. With about ten minutes left, a beautiful pass by Walsh split two Kent defenders and led Dillon right to the goal. Dillon remained very composed and kicked a hard shot perfectly to the corner of the Lion’s net putting Berkshire up by one! Kent continued to pound Henman with shots, and Henman continued to shut them down. Both Lucy Ewert ’16 at defense and Moet Matsuoka ’17 at midfield led the hustle and tough play for Berkshire in the second half, and the Bears did not let down, putting the final score at 1-0 Berkshire.
The Bears travel to Hotchkiss on Wednesday for a 2:00 game.