Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
vs. Greenwich Academy
|Date:||April 16, 2014|
By Addie Bullock, Team Manager
The team's game vs. Greenwich Academy started off on a musical note- literally. During a typically grueling two and a half hour bus ride, the team bonded and laughed through the musical Frozen, but that was not all. Minutes before we were due to arrive, Mrs. Anselmi performed a rousing and edited version of Ice Ice Baby, with back up vocals by Mrs. Maher, praising each member of the team by name. It goes without saying that we were ready to go the minute we stepped off the bus.
This was a real game of momentum shifts. To combat the Bears' vigor, the Gator squad was also poised to make their mark, starting out on an early 5-goal streak that left the Bears stunned. Berkshire re-grouped with a timeout, and went on a run of their own to tie the game at 8 apiece with 3 minutes to go in the first half. Just as the Bears were about to grab the lead with their ninth goal, the ref whistled for a crease violation. GA seized this opportunity, taking back the reins, and notching 6 quick goals to enter halftime with a decisive 14-8 lead.
Entering the second half several goals down, the Bears were ready to fight. And it started off well, building on the skills displayed in the first half. Kenzie Lancaster '15, won a majority of draws, confusing GA's attack, and allowing Sabrina Tattersfield '16, to run the ball straight into the goal on a number of occasions. However, it was too little too late and the Gators rode out the second half as a unit. It was clear that they were a team that had been playing together for years with their poise and wisdom as they kept possession and chipped away with goals here and there, preventing the Bears from mounting enough of a comeback. But, as the movie Frozen would say, "Let it go." We'll see you next year, GA.