Soccer - Boys Thirds
vs. Indian Mountain School
|Date:||October 25, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 3 - Indian Mtn 2|
The bears were confident today that they were going to do well in the match, and they certainly did during the first twenty minutes of the game. The forward line was able to dominate in front of the IMS goal constantly receiving good passes from the midfield, and the Berkshire goalie and defense did not see a lot of action during that period of time. At one point AndrewKoudijs’ 16 turned and scored from inside the box after controlling a ball sent on the ground by Jack Gustavson’ 16. A few minutes later Charlie Goldstein’ 17 dribbled the ball up the left field and crossed it to Corey Wieczorek’ 16 who was open in front of the near post. Wieczorek gracefully headed the ball into the back of the net. This was minute 20 of the first half, and everything began to fall apart after this excellent goal. It appeared that every Berkshire player decided right then and there to stop pressing when defending and passing when attacking, and team play disappeared from the pitch. As a consequence of this fragmentation of our team, the opponents’ presence in the field grew and they were able to reach our goal with clear and imminent danger. We could feel a goal coming, and it did within five minutes to the end of the first half in the midst of chaos inside our box.
The half time talk had an obvious tone of frustration and was about just playing as team. The bears got the message and began the second half with energy and determination. Berkshire managed to regain control of the game and opportunities were created in many of the attacks launched against IMS, but we could not score. To make matters worse, a lonely shot by an IMS player found the back of our net and tied the game. Fortunately, the bears did not give up and fought bravely to win the game. The third goal came with ten minutes left when Wieczoreck sent the ball pass the IMS keeper inside the goal after a series of three consecutive shots that missed the target. This victory was too close for comfort. The thirds boys team must keep the discipline in the lines if they want to finish the season without major upsets.