Lacrosse - Girls Varsity
vs. The Loomis Chaffee School
|Date:||April 23, 2014|
By Addie Bullock, Team Manager
The day was already off to a tough start, with two key players out, and then a head injury in warm up benched a key defensive player, but Berkshire took to the field with confidence. The game started off strong as the Bears played tight controlled defense and aggressive offense, with Kenzie Lancaster’ 15 locking down the draw. Allie McErlean '14 played her best game all season, being a stronghold on offense, cutting during key plays, and scoring her first goal of the season.
Berkshire entered the second half with a one goal lead, and started out scoring again. They continued to fight hard, outplaying Loomis and winning ground balls, turnovers and possessions, proving their skill. In the final minutes of regulation, the Bears had a 9-7 advantage, but tough pressure and an ill-timed shot/save combo caused some turnovers and Loomis evened the score. At the end of the 2nd half, the score was all tied up 9-9.
After a brief and inspiring team huddle in the blustery spring weather, the Lady Bears were back into it and ready for a win. Despite the Lady Bears running strong plays and taking the ball to Loomis’ goal time after time, Loomis converted two fast break attempts during the first overtime period. A yellow card left Berkshire a man down, and despite their hard work and passion for the game, the Bears were never able to recover the two goal deficit. Even though the outcome was less than stellar, Berkshire was not a team of “common (wo)men" today.