Soccer - Boys Thirds
|Date:||October 19, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 4 - Canterbury 0|
The bears traveled to Canterbury today confident that they were going to do well in the match, and they certainly did. The start of the game was characterized by a total lack of connection between the lines, and it took almost twenty minutes for the forward line to be able to receive and control the ball in front of the home goal. The opportunities finally began to present themselves, but we could not finish. We attempted more shots on goal in this game than in any other previous game this season, but our lack of accuracy together with the good performance of the Canterbury defense frustrated our hopes for an early goal. After thirty minutes of play it seemed as if we were going to go to half time empty handed, but finallyAndrew Koudijs’16 run through the home defense to control a ball sent perfectly into the space by Jack Gustavson’ 16 and scored the much awaited first goal for Berkshire.
The second half saw a much more organized Berkshire team. Eric Hwang’ 17 helped with the opening goal by sending a through ball to Tanner Boyle’ 17 who put it in the net with an amazing shot. Only seven minutes had elapsed since the start, and right after that the Bears executed a beautiful combination of passes that started with Corey Wieczorek’ 16 in midfield to Michael Petersen’ 17 who, in turn, dribbled to the corner area and crossed to Boyle who masterfully scored again with his foot. James Streett’ 16, scored the fourth goal when he run into the Canterbury box and the ball appearing in the fog of the game hit him in the back and bounced right into the goal. Yuze Zhang’ 16 deserves special mention for bravely playing as our goalie today. Great second half, but we still need to work on communication and triangulation. On Monday the team will be hiking up the mountain.