The Bears upped their record to a solid .500 on a perfect day for field hockey in Sheffield. Looking to avenge a tough loss last year, Berkshire went at Millbrook from the start of the game. The Bears won the first pass back and hardly ever looked back. The Berkshire offense was quick to enter the Millbrook circle, gaining two corners right away. The only game of the goal came at 17:08. Jeanne Morin picked up the ball at the top of the circle, proceeded to stickhandle around three Millbrook defenders and before putting the ball into the back of the net. Despite knocking at the door for the rest of the half, the Bears offense, led by Chase Gerber, Elle Mattsson, Sandra Stephan, Jeanne Moran, Olivia Good and Ronnie Lortie, were unable to convert.
The second half was much of the same. Kira von Steinbergs made an appearance on the Berkshire front line, dazzling the Millbrook defense with drives and dekes. Though Millbrook was able to sneak in a couple of offensive opportunities, the Bears defense held strong. With Olivia Mason’s return to the field, our core four was reunited, as Maureen McCarthy, Alli Sugar and Sophie Perekslis held off strong Millbrook advances. Taylor Sorenson was our rock again, stopping all seven shots on goal.
The Bears look to defend their winning streak against Kent on Saturday afternoon in Sheffield.