Hockey - Girls Junior Varsity
|Date:||January 29, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 3 - Hotchkiss 2|
Facing the Bearcats just one week after their exciting win, the Bears headed to Lakeville dreaming of a repeat performace. With Stalwart defenseman and captain Amelia Patsolos-Fox ‘14 out sick and the newcomer with the tough style in the slot Olivia Jansing ‘16 sidelined with a concusion, goal tender Haleigh Sullivan ‘15 knew she needed to come up huge. With a 29 save day, huge she was, including a breathtaking save with four seconds on the clock to protect the thrilling win.
Despite their excitement, the Bears were caught off gaurd and found themselves in the hole just 44 seconds into play as an uncovered forward in in the Berkshire slot snuck a shot past Sullivan. Determined to right the wrong, it was a battle for the Bears to get to the net and shot after shot was handled brilliantly by the Hotchkiss tender. With their connection growing ever stronger, the pair of Andie McGraw ‘17 and Logan Bell ‘15 worked through the crowd to tie the game on a Bell goal.
The second saw action on both sides as both teams fought ferocicly to gain the lead. Coming off four-on-four play resulting from a matching penalty, Sabrina Tattersfield ‘15 struck with less than a minute to play in the period with her characteristicly strong stick to give the Bears the lead and the momentum heading into the third.
Tired, but not ready to give up, Hotchkiss kept the rolllercoaster game in motion when they tied the game at two each at 11:33 in the third. Determined to get the sweep, McGraw and Bell took care of business to seal the deal with another Bell goal and the game-winner at 1:12.It was outstanding play on both sides throughout the game with both teams playing good, clean, aggressive hockey. Coaches on both sides remarked at the handshake; “forget everybody else, let’s just play each other every week!” The Bears head into the Long Weekend with a 3-3 record and six games left in the season.