The Bears lost on the road for the first time this year, making costly mistakes against a formidable and equally matched Rhino club. Berkshire struggled to convert on offense because of poor passing, ill-advised dodges, and a lack of hussle into a transition defense, though there were spurts of coordination and effort, with attackmen dodging and finding open lanes to help create scoring oportunities. Barclay Gammill was up to his usually productive ways, scoring the opening goal at the left wing. Berkshire would add two more in the contest, but trailed at all points of the match.
Defensive responsibilities were left unchecked as the help off the ball was not frequently available. The grit and tenacity found in the first two games was lost on the Berkshire D, but the team has faith that they will regain their fine form shortly. Brooks Kiley and Michael Schiffer performed well in faceoff situations - the big bright spot on the day. Connor Shalleck was superb in making outlet passss and was the main reason in keeping things competitive.
The Bears look to improve next week and bring their A game to Avon.