Soccer - Girls Junior Varsity
|Date:||October 12, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 2 - Suffield 2|
The Bears faced the Tigers of Suffield Academy on a gorgeous fall day at home on Saturday. With Parents Weekend in full swing, a record number of fans scattered the sidelines, cheering for Berkshire. Within five minutes of play, Berkshire was dominating possession with quick crisp passes to feet, just like they had practiced all week. Every player saw time in the first half, and every player hustled and kept up the great passing efforts. Despite the strong effort from the Bears, the first half ended with a score of 0-0.
Minutes into the second half, the Tigers netted an unfortunate goal to put Berkshire down by one, but the Bears did not even come close to giving up. Eloise Morrow ’14 and Emily Walsh ’16 worked tirelessly at midfield positions to get the ball up into the Berkshire offensive zone. After Morrow had to come out of the game for an injury, the Tigers snuck another one by to put the score at 2-0 Suffield. This just put more fire into the Bears, and they pushed even harder until the very last second of the game. This hard work resulted in the dynamic duo of Kylie Wilkes ’16 and Erin Dillon ’17 each tallying well placed shots for goals to tie the score at two. With a few more minutes, Berkshire might have put in one more, but time ran out and the game ended in a 2-2 tie (but with an impressive comeback from the Bears). Defenders Catherine Xu ’14 and Hadley Laskowski ’14 played smart and hard in the backfield the entire game and broke up many Tiger opportunities. All in all, it was an excellent team effort from the Bears.
Berkshire picks up play again on Saturday at Canterbury.