Berkshire was on the road again, and today the opponent was Kingswood-Oxford. The Bears looked to have a stronger opening half than they did in their previous game, and they did just that. Coming out strong, the Bears controlled the ball from the start and capitalized on an early scoring chance in the 3rd minute when Jack Harrison '15 chipped a ball behind Kingswood-Oxford's backline to Zeiko Lewis '13 who picked the lofted ball out of the air and skillfully volleyed the ball into the back of the net. Berkshire continued to control the possession throughout the half and did well creating dangerous scoring chances. In the 17th minute, Tony Amolo '13 got on the board and scored a beautiful goal off a cross from Zeiko Lewis '13. Throughout the half, the Bears midfield controlled the tempo thanks to the steady play of Luis Echeverria '13, Haden Cosman '13 and Tanner Tomasi '14. Berkshire's back line of Justin Donawa '15, Brandon Allen '13, Nate Summers '14, and Noah Sinkoff '13 did well limiting Kingswood's chances. Keeper Sam Clougher '13 did not see much action, but he did well with the balls that did come his way. In the 32nd and 35th minute, Berkshire scored - both times it was Zeiko Lewis '13 with assists from Jack Harrison '15 and Tanner Tomasi '14. The Bears took a 4-0 lead into the halftime break.
In the second half, Berkshire played its full reserve group to start. The players did well with the minutes and actually increased the lead by one with an early goal from Jackson Borwick '13 who made a great run off the left wing and received a pass from Another Kushaina '15 and then hammered a shot into the back of the net. Throughout the second half, Berkshire's new back line of Matt Renzi '13, Cooper Fersen '14, Lou Scaglione '13, and Jackson Borwick '13 held off the home side as they pushed forward aggressively trying to close the gap. Matty Wieczorek '14, Another Kushaina '15, and Juan Escobar '13 distributed well in the middle and Ian Rasmussen '14, Milton Martinez '15, and Andres Gimenez '13 proved to be dangerous on the attacking end though Kingswood's keeper made several very good stops.
Kingswood and Berkshire both competed hard today for the duration of the 90 minutes, and Berkshire was pleased to emerge with a hard earned win on the road. Sam Clougher made six saves on the afternoon and helped the Bears notch their 7th shutout of the season. With the win, the Bears improve to 10-0-1. Up next, Berkshire plays Canterbury at home on Saturday.