Hockey - Girls Varsity
|Date:||February 6, 2013|
|Score:||2 - 5|
Event Recap:The Bears found a tough adversary in Pomfret on Wednesday afternoon in their first game back from the long weekend. Coming off of their break, the Bears looked to avenge their January losses. But, at the drop of the puck, it was Pomfret that took the reigns to the game. In the first nine minutes of the game, Pomfret unleashed a barrage on the Berkshire net that the Bears were unable to fend off. A usually solid Berkshire defense struggled to react to Pomfrets strong offense. After the first, the Bears retreated to their locker room down four to nil.
Knowing they were capable of much more, the Bears came back at Pomfret in the second period, hoping to hack away at the four goal deficit. Halfway through the period, the Bears were awarded a power play. In a beautiful and well-aimed top corner wrist shot, Bella Sinsigalli was able to put one away. Ronnie Lortie picked up the assist on the play. Pomfret was down, but they were not out and we're able to slip another by the Bears before the period was out. Still down by four, the Bears again retreated to the locker room to problem solve.
A new Berkshire team showed up for the third period. With the first two periods solidly behind them, Berkshire sustained offense for almost the entire third period. Holding Pomfret on their heels, the Bears scored their second and final goal in the third. Berkshire leading scorer Lauren Henman picked up a puck in the neutral zone and then proceeded to stick handle her way through three Pomfret defenders, ending up in a breakaway. She cooly put away a bar-down shot to bring the Bears within three of Pomfret. By the Berkshire goal-scoring would end there. Despite their pressure, the Bears were unable to put another in and fell by a final score of five to two.
The Bears look to avenge their loss when they take on Deerfield at Deerfield on Saturday afternoon.