Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
|Date:||April 9, 2014|
Event Recap:April 9th marked two significant things for the Lady Bears; firstly, Sydney Beldock '14, captain and last years' leading scorer was back after an early season injury, and secondly, we were playing perennial rival, Taft. In the first eight minutes, the team let their adrenaline and fervent desire to fell "Big Red" distract them, resulting in 3-0 deficit on the scoreboard. But, after a strategic timeout, the Bears took to the field with a renewed sense of purpose. Sophia Peluso '16 scored on a free position, and despite a number of epic saves by the talented Taft keeper and a few shots that were rejected by the pipes, the Bears caused some excellent turnovers in the midfield to gain a possession advantage. Beldock '14 chipped away at the Taft lead with an eventual hat trick off of some beautiful feeds from her teammates, including a textbook goal in the last thirty seconds of the half to tie the game. Heading into the 2nd half tied 4-4, the bears were out for the win. Maggie Curran '18, laid down the law in the goal, blocking shot after shot. However, Taft's relentless attack was eventually able to sneak one by for a score of 5-4. Elle Mattsson '15 answered with a well-placed rocket for Berkshire's lone goal of the half and Taft answered with about five minutes to play to go up 6-5. Although the Bears were able to control the ball for the majority of the game, the Taft defense and keeper proved too much for Berkshire, as she thwarted a number of point blank and free position shots. With the score at 6-5, the Rhinos were able to run out the clock until they would bury a 7th goal with 30 seconds left. Berkshire came up with the ensuing draw, but the Taft keeper once again saved two direct shots to preserve the victory. It was an exciting game between two talented teams, and one that will surely propel the Bears forward as they prepare for a big showdown on Saturday against Williston Northampton.