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Hockey - Girls Varsity vs. Loomis Chaffee

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Away

Date: January 5, 2013

Result:Loss
Score:0 - 4

Event Recap:
On Saturday night, the Bears took to the ice at Loomis in their first game upon returning from the holiday vacation. Disciplined from the get-go, the Bears played their systems well and sacrificed their bodies to turn over as many pucks as possible. Making her season debut in between the pipes was sophomore Kay Humes '15, who came up huge right from the get go. Humes saw a number of shots in the first period, but kept the score tied at zero for the majority of the first. The tie was broken with less than five minutes remaining in the period, on a nice breakaway shot by a Loomis forward who got a bouncing puck in the neutral zone. 
The Bears regrouped and headed onto the ice with more confidence in the second period. The freshmen line of Kylie Wilkes '16 centering Allie Sugar '16 and Kate Klimaszewski '16 really started to click and turn up the energy. The three worked well together in the offensive zone, using their creative cycling to find some opportunities to get the puck on net. On two consecutive shifts, Wilkes snuck her way from behind the net up to the right post to attempt a backhand roof shot. Both times the Loomis goalie just got a piece of the puck. Defensive partners Bella Sinsigalli '13 and Olivia Good '15 played strong defense all over the ice, Sinsigalli with great offensive rushes and Good with a keen ability to pinch in from the point to keep the puck in the Loomis end. Unfortunately, despite the positive momentum for the Bears, two short breakdowns led to two quick scrum rebound goals for Loomis, putting them ahead 3-0 heading into the third.
The third period brought on more great chances for the Bears, they just had trouble breaking the scoring seal. Fantastic little plays did a lot for the Bears in the third, such as Renee Dreher's '15 shot block and Alli Sugar's tough forecheck on the penalty kill. With less than five minutes to go in the game, Lauren Henman '14 bursted out of the defensive zone and drove with excruciating power through the neutral zone, ripping a wicked wrist shot that smacked the cross bar - so close! With less than a minute on the game clock, a hard slap shot by a Loomis defensemen put them ahead 4-0, the final score of the game. The Bears played a solid game, but the bounces just didn't come their way. On the other end of the ice, Kay Humes did an outstanding job with 22 big saves for Berkshire! They hope to improve their league record to .500 again when they face Williston on Wednesday afternoon.
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