Hockey - Girls Varsity
vs. Kent School
|Date:||December 7, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 1 - Kent 2|
Berkshire took the ice for their second game of the season against a much improved squad from Kent on Saturday afternoon.
In the first period, Kent came out and put a lot of pressure on the Bears. Berkshire had a hard time figuring out Kent's forecheck in the first and this caused the bears to run around. Berkshire took a penalty with just over four and a half minutes remaining in the period and Kent took advantage of their power play situation. At the end of the period Berkshire found themselves down by one.
The second period went much better for the Bears. They came out with more poise and did a much better job winning 50/50 battles. With 9 minutes remaining Erin Dillon '17 did a great job pressuring the puck down low getting Kent to turn over the puck. She found Kenzie Lancaster '15 down low in the zone who made a centering pass to Lauren Henman '14. Henman finished off the play with a great shot up and over the goalie with 8:53 remaining. Berkshire began to control the momentum for the remainder of the period, but Kent's goalie denied all other attempts. Both teams would leave the ice with the score 1-1.
In the final period of the game, play went back and forth. Jamie Ernst '15 held her ground and made a great breakaway save to keep the score tied at one. Berkshire had some opportunities of their own with Alli Sugar '16 intercepting a pass and breaking in on goal. It was not until there was 7:38 remaining in the game that the tie would be broken. Kent caught Berkshire running around in the defensive zone and jumped on a rebound to take the lead. Berkshire would pull the goalie and have pressure in the offensive zone, but Kent shut them down to hold on to the lead.
Berkshire's Kylie Wilkes '16 played a consistently strong game for the Bears this afternoon. Kate Klimaszewski '16 and Ronnie Lortie '14 also did a great job for Berkshire.