Soccer - Girls Varsity
vs. Miss Hall's
|Date:||October 27, 2012|
|Score:||7 - 2|
It was a day of firsts for the Bears as they headed to Pittsfield to take on Miss Hall's, with four players scoring their first career goals in the 7-2 victory. The Bears were coming off a dramatic win over Miss Porter's on Wednesday and the momentum they used to win that contest carried over to the start of this match as the Bears jumped out to an early lead. In the 12th minute senior captain Rhi Vanderbeek fired a ball from 22 yards into the upper portion of the goal for her third of the season and it gave the Bears a lead they would not relinquish. Just over a minute later a great ball from sophomore midfielder Ana Alvarenga sprung junior striker Keunna Dill, who calmly finished the breakaway for her team leading 11th goal. Two minutes later sophomore midfielder Melody Barros came off the bench and won a 50/50 ball in the box which she struck past the diving Miss Hall's keeper to give the visiting side a 3-0 lead 15 minutes in. Halfway through the opening session defender Hannah Cooke moved up field to take a free kick from just inside 30 yards that she struck very well and beat the keeper clean for a 4-0 lead.
Playing well, the Bears went to their bench and got some great efforts from the reserve players. Senior winger Grace Fowler closed out the first half scoring with her first career goal, making a hard run through a defender and touching a ball into the side netting. In the second half Miss Hall's put together some nice attacks and tested Berkshire's sophomore keeper Logan Bell who was forced to make some nice saves. Miss Hall's finally broke through in the 58th minute when they were awarded a penalty kick for a handball. Logan made a nice move to try and get to it, but the ball was just out of reach and the goal made the score 5-1. Ten minutes later, junior Jackie Pape, who has played almost every position for the Bears this year, got a ball at the top of the box which she struck well with her right foot into the upper portion of the net for her first career goal. Miss Hall's scored another with under five minutes to play, but the highlight goal of the game came in the closing seconds when freshman winger Carolie Slyer fed a ball to her classmate Kate Klimaszewski who finished the play just before the final horn for her first career goal.
The Bears also got some great wing play from Lily Weil in the victory and the effort by the younger players showed the program has a bright future. The Bears are on the road on Wednesday for a huge Class B matchup against an excellent side from Kingswood-Oxford.