Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
|Date:||May 10, 2013|
|Score:||4 - 7|
On an off day game, the Wild Boars of Choate traveled to Berkshire for a game that was largely decided in the midfield. The defense on both ends played exceptionally well in the first half, holding the game scoreless for the first 19 minutes of play. Both teams had many chances but suffered some unforced errors. When they could get in front of the net, both Britt Brown '13 for Berkshire and Lexi Lersch '13 for Choate had heroic saves. Choate struck first and Berkshire answered shortly after on a free position from Molly Crabtree '15. The score was 1-1 heading into the second half in this strange battle that involved a lot of transition back and forth.Choate opened the second half with four quick goals off of strong draw possessions and fast break play. Berkshire managed to break up Choate's clear a few times and Syd Beldock '14 and Murphy Newman '13 answered with two quick goals of their own to reach 5-3. At that point, Choate went on to score a two more and began to use the clock to their advantage, forcing Berkshire to break out of their settled defensive pattern. Berkshire had some chances but the Choate goalie had a few key stuffs to preserve the victory. Crabtree was able to sneak one by in the end but it was not enough to mount the comeback that the Bears needed.
Brown was exceptional in net today with 14 saves. The defensive unit of Julia Slyer '14, Maureen McCarthy '14, Lucy Hollister '15, Amelia Patsalos-Fox '14, and Ronnie Lortie '14 did an exceptional job holding a talented offensive unit to a limited number of goals. Sandra Stephan '15 was a huge contributor in the midfield recording four draw controls, four ground balls, and two interceptions.