Berkshire played the last game of the season at home against the Millbrook Mustangs. It was a cold, blustery November day, but the Bears were warmed up and ready to play. Lauren Henman ’14 scored on a pass from Erin Dillon ’17 for the Bear’s first goal just 2 minutes into the game. Millbrook responded with a goal of their own just a minute later. Not letting up, Berkshire controlled the ball and answered with 5 more goals. Henman scored the 2nd and 3rd goal for the Bears with some nifty footwork and accurate shot placement. Dillion’s hard work and hustle paid off as she punched in the Bear’s 4th goal. Henman got back into the mix with the 5th goal of the half and Lucia Perkins ’14 popped in her 1st goal of the season and the last of the half after some great individual effort and a well-placed shot into the corner of the net. At the half, the scoreboard read 6-1 in favor of the Bears.
In the 2nd half, goalie Kylie Wilkes ’16 returned to the the field and Lucy Ewert ’15 took on her responsibilities as the Bear’s last line of defense. At the whistle, the Bears continued to dominate but were caught off guard by a deflection off of a Bear player - giving Millbrook their 2nd goal of the game.
Not phased by the setback, it was Annie Hubbard ’16 who recorded her second goal of the season on a pass from Eloise Morrow ’14. Millbrook answered by scoring off of a breakaway. The last Berkshire goal of the game was by Hanna Derrig ’16 who scored her first goal of the season from a beautiful leading pass by Henman. When the final whistle blew and you employed Big Blue to add it all up, the Bears came out of the contest victorious by a score of 8-3.
Standout defensive players for the Bear’s were Hadley Laskowski ’14 and Alea Laigle ’17
It was a bittersweet ending to the Bears’ 2013 campaign - achieving a solid win against the Mustangs and closing out the season with an impressive overall record of 10-3-4; against the backdrop of losing 8 beloved senior teammates to graduation next spring.