On Wednesday, the Bears had their most exciting game of the season with an overtime win against Westminster. Both teams played through rain, wind, ground balls, wild shots, and hard checks. Both teams should be complemented on playing their hardest for forty solid minutes.
Berkshire came out strong in the first with a 2-0 lead to end the quarter. Poleman Hunter Reynolds had a nice clear to get a fast break going, and midfielder Peter Hoover made one of his three hat trick goals from an assist by midfielder Milton Martinez. Midfielder Ehan Keator also had a nice look to attackman Jake Kaminetsky, and midfielder Charlie Quaintance had a nice assist to attackman Barclay Gammill who put another point on the board. The Bears moved the ball well and did well on man-up plays. The Bears were slowed down in the second and Westminster put two more on the board to tie the game at half.
The third and the fourth quarters were filled with excitement. Midfielder Sam Merrill got things started with a nice drive and goal. Peter Hoover threw in another on a fast break, and Jake got one after some great passes. Charlie also had a nice look and midfielder Ben Nadler continued to improve with more time on the field. The scoring was back and forth between both teams during the quarter; Merrill had another score on a drive, and Barclay had a nice snipe. Long pole Michael Schiffer also had a nice face off. Going into the fourth, Berkshire was up 7-6.
Even though Barclay had another nice goal and Schiffer continued to have strong face offs in the fourth quarter, Westminster put two more on the board to tie the game. Berkshire had a couple last second chances, but they didn't get them a goal. The Bears came into overtime strong and controlled the ball. Barclay had a nice drive, but didn't get the goal. He then had a nice look to Hoover who got the goal to give the Bears the win! Not only did the Bears play with intensity, focus and selfless play throughout the game, but their goalie Connor Shalleck played an amazing game with many great saves and clears. The Bears look to continue their winning streak against Millbrook on 5/15.