Hockey - Girls Varsity
|Date:||January 29, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 1 - Hotchkiss 2|
Berkshire took to the ice at the Jack for another home game on Wednesday. After falling 1-0 earlier in the year to Hotchkiss, Berkshire wanted the win this time. They began the game well, and finished strong, but a small lapse at the end of the second put them behind by two.
The first period was filled with a lot of back and fourth action. Jamie Ernst '15 stood strong in goal for the Bears and despite a few excellent scoring opportunities from Erin Dillon '17 and LaurenHenman '14, both teams would enter their locker rooms scoreless.
Berkshire recharged and came out strong in the second. Hotchkiss was right there to match those efforts and much of the period was spent in the neutral zone. Kate Klimaszewski '16 did a great job in the face-off circle for the Bears and had some quality plays that led to a few scoring chances. Ronnie Lortie '14 played solid defense for Berkshire in the period as did KenzieLancaster '15 and Maddie Beitler '17. Hotchkiss struck first in the game with 3:55 remaining in the game when a forward jumped on a loose puck after a scramble in front. They followed up with a second, short handed goal with 24 seconds remaining in the period. After a great 26 minutes of play, the Bears found themselves scrambling in the final four and down by two heading to the locker room.
In the final period, the Bears played well. They generated several great scoring chances early on, but could not put one past Hotchkiss' goaltender. Lancaster led the way with shots on net in the third with seven, and Dillon had one of the best scoring opportunities as she picked up the puck and drove across the net, but neither was able to bury on in the mesh. After a quick time out with3:34 remaining in the period, Lauren Henman put one in for the Bears. Klimaszewski stepped up to intercept a break out pass being made by Hotchkiss and threw the puck on the net. Maggie Curran '17 took the rebound and found Henman who cut off the circle and fired a nice shot to the top left hand corner. Dillon was in front screening the Hotchkiss goalie so she did not see the shot. Berkshire continued to pressure and held the puck in Hotchkiss' for the final minute and a half producing a handful of great chances. Hotchkiss shut them down and held on for the 2-1 victory.
Berkshire heads away for a long weekend, and returns to action with an away game against Pomfret. Pomfret is coached by Berkshire grad Becky Zavisza '05.