Soccer - Boys Junior Varsity
|Date:||September 26, 2012|
It was a frustrating match for the junior Bears today with a result that was as grey as the sky above us. The game began with Berkshire in possession, and it became evident from the start that it was going to be one of those days when nothing seems to work despite our best efforts. Our passing lacked accuracy due to the field conditions, the lines were not transitioning well as a result, and we could not finish. The only consolation was that the Kent squad was in a similar situation. The moves in the field were most of the time reactions to the mistakes of the other team. There were many moments of hope when the Bears showed flashes of good soccer, but they were never lasting. Thirty minutes into the first half, Sam Lewis ’14 received a pass from Dan Driscoll ’15, dribbled through the Kent defense and sent a “pass-shot” towards the goal that the goalie mishandled and slowly went in. We were all relieved.
The second half was much of the same, but Berkshire had more possession of the ball. Despite this advantage, we only managed to take one shot on target throughout the entire 40 minute period. The best opportunity came when Hunter Borwick ’16 entered the opponents' box with the ball under clear control and no opposition in front, but he could not finish because he was pushed into the ground from behind. We were hoping for a call, but it did not happen. To our desperation, and with only 10 minutes left, Kent took advantage of a chain of unfortunate events in the form of glaring mistakes defensively, and one of their forwards found himself alone in front of our goalie and with the ball at his feet. He kicked it and it went in. After the game was over we finally found some joy in watching our varsity squad defeat Kent. Now we have to recoup and move on.