Hockey - Girls Varsity
vs. Williston Northampton
|Date:||January 8, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 1 - Williston 2 (OT)|
Event Recap:Coming off a great victory Monday night against Kent, the Bears were looking to keep things rolling. They took the ice Wednesday afternoon against Williston, but after tieing the game and sending it to
overtime, could not put it away.
Berkshire came out flat in the first period and Williston's speed allowed them to contol much of the first period. Jamie Ernst '15 played excellent in goal and despite being out shot 11-2, she kept Williston off of the board and the Bears would enter the locker room tied 0-0.
The Bears showed more life in the second. They picked up the pace as the period wore on, and were able to create some more pressure in the offensive zone. They still were not connecting their passes and so Williston was able to control much of the play. At the 6:44 mark, Williston was finally able to put one past Ernst.
Berkshire turned things on in the third period and the game became evenly matched. The Bears produced excellent offensive chances and played much tighter defensively. Kylie Wilkes '16 found Lauren Henman '14 cutting through the neutral zone and Henman found the back of the net after a few nice moves. In the last minute of the game, Ernst made two breakaway saves to give the Bears a chance to win it. The period would end tied at one.
Berkshire dominated the overtime period. Henman had some key opportunities, but Williston's goalie made the save of the game with the knob of her stick. Williston found the back of the net on a back
hander through traffic in front with 48 seconds remaining. Alli Sugar '16 and Erin Dillon '17 played very well all game for the Bears. They forechecked hard and played excellent D-zone.