Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
vs. Northfield Mount Hermon
|Date:||March 29, 2014|
Girl's Varsity Lacrosse's game against NMH was one for the ages. After hearing for weeks of the opposing teams prowess and newly recruited powerhouses, Berkshire was ready to start their season off with a well earned win. And that they did, from start to finish.
At center, Kenzie Lancaster '15 earned the Bears an unprecedented 23 out of 33 draw controls, striking fear in the hearts of the opposing team and solidifying her reputation as a force to be reckoned with. Molly Crabtree '15 rallied under the duress of a spirited NMH cheering section and scored five incredible goals with a tenacity unmatched by any on the field, except maybe her teammate Sophia Peluso '14 who tallied four goals herself. Down a goal, Sandra Stephan '15 turned the game around for Berkshire with ten minutes left in the 2nd half, evening the score 14-14 and giving the Bears that passion and drive they needed to top NMH. The teams traded goals before Elle Mattson '15 took the ball wide on attack and made a cross cage pass to rookie Sabrina Tattersfield '14 who fired home the game winner with poise and finesse.
In perhaps one of the greatest moments of Berkshire athletics, NMH gained the ball with thirty seconds left in the game and were in position to score and tie up the game, but our defense, led by Ronnie Lortie '14 on ball, acted a la Herb Brooks and "shut them down because we can". This relentless hustle and composure on defense resulted in an exhilarating win and the team sprinting onto the field with their fearless leader, Sydney Beldock '14, temporarily crippled by a sprained foot, carried onto the field on the back of a teammate to congratulate her girls. Hats off to a talented NMH team as this was truly a game for the record books.
By Coach Anselmi